|firecat (attention machine in need of calibration) (firecat) wrote,|
@ 2011-10-22 02:25 am UTC
|Entry tags:||aging, economy, health, linkage, science, social justice, things that piss me off|
"Mortgage defaults are causing health problems in people over 50" by Annalee Newitz
The study was led by University of Maryland epidemiologist Dawn E. Alley, who said:Well, I'm glad research like this sometimes sees the light of day.More than a quarter of people in mortgage default or foreclosure are over 50. For an older person with chronic conditions like diabetes or hypertension, the types of health problems we saw are short term consequences of falling behind on a mortgage that could have long-run implications for that person's health....
While this information may seem like common sense, this study is one of the only examples where such "common sense" has actually been confirmed scientifically.