Wed, 7 December 2016
2 Princeton economists discovered the statistical evidence – over the past decade, White Americans, men and women, have been dying unnaturally young in the United States, especially in poor, rural and small town America. The Washington Post has commissioned a series of articles detailing the human lives behind the numbers. Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Ellis Nutt went to Durango, Colorado, where suicides among middle-aged White women have been surging. The death rates are high even by the standards of the Rocky Mountain slice of America known as The Suicide Belt.