Karas Montez featured in Richmond Fed article on US mortality trends

Jennifer Karas Montez Jennifer Karas Montez, Gerald B. Cramer Faculty Scholar of Aging Studies, discusses the relationship between education and mortality in the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond article, "The Mortality Gap." "There's really nothing inherently causal about the relationship between education and mortality," she says. "The context we're living in shapes that relationship. Do you live in an environment where education opens the door to getting a good job, to having health care, to living in a safe neighborhood? Or do you have some other initial advantages or safety net that make your own human capital less important?" 04/03/17