Mark Strassmann from the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley visits the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Mark Strassmann from the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley visits the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVdRJ1Ntcww). Mark’s visit was spurred by data on increased mortality rates (particularly due to drug overdose, suicide, and alcoholic-related liver issues) among those with a high-school degree or less, as reported in a Brookings Papers on Economic Activity Conference Draft, Mortality and Morbidity in the 21st Century (https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/6_casedeaton.pdf). The authors, two Princeton University researchers, note that they did not focus on those with less than a high school degree for two reasons: this group has gotten smaller over time, and it is likely that this group would be increasingly negatively selected on health.