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The Reversal of Fortunes: Trends in County Mortality and Cross-County Mortality Disparities in the United States

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SD of Life Expectancies of the 2,068 County Units in the United States by Sex

Inequality in family income (e.g., as measured by the Gini coefficient) declined in the United States between the 1920s and 1970s, and has increased after that period [49,50].

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.0050066.g001