Wednesday, May 11, 2011

High rates of death amongst the elderly

It's been documented that death rates for the elderly rise at certain periods of the year, such as national and religious holidays, near their birthdays, and during their grandchildren's final exams.

Chris Blattman believes that the death rate during their grandchildren's exam plummet if professors would announce that it is their policy to send condolence cards to the family of the deceased.

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