Lerner Affiliate, Marc Garcia, examines racial/ethnic, nativity, gender differences in the benefits of educational attainment on cognitive health life expectancies in new study

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Lerner Faculty Affiliate, Marc Garcia, published a new study titled, Educational Benefits and Cognitive Health Life Expectancies: Racial/Ethnic, Nativity, and Gender Disparities. He found that White respondents lived a greater percentage of their remaining lives cognitively healthy than their minority Black or Hispanic counterparts, regardless of level of education. The results give evidence that the benefits of education on cognitive health life expectancies are largest for Black men and women and U.S.-born Hispanic women.