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More women in the workforce reduces mortality

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 08 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1352
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    A new independent study for the European Commission says that the principal factors influencing patterns of mortality and life expectancy in the European Union and United States relate to economic trends, especially employment rates and economic growth.

    Despite well known health risks—ergonomic factors, chemical toxins, dangerous equipment, and environmental pollution—in certain …

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