Dave’s Diary: Lower Wages Equals Higher Health Risks
The experts are saying 2013 will go down as the year with the largest tax increases of all time! So have you already noticed the payroll tax hit to the take home total? It is more than frustrating; it’s a potential health hazard. The Huffington Post reports that researchers from the University of California, Davis, found an association between earning low hourly wages and an increased hypertension risk. The findings were published in the European Journal of Public Health. High Blood Pressure goes hand in hand with high taxes…and lower take home pay…who knew!
Researchers found that the lower the hourly wage, the higher the risk of hypertension was, particularly among young adults between ages 25 and 44, and women. Researchers say that if the hourly wage doubled, the high blood pressure risk would decrease by 16-percent for people over age 44, decrease 25 to 30-percent for people between ages 25 and 44, and for women the risk would decrease 30 to 35-percent. It just might make employers blood boil however! (Huffington Post)