Reasons? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 28.03.07 | 15:58 (IST)

    The article provides an aggregated statistic and does explain the reasons behind the gap. For instance, a numer of questons needs to be asked to determine whether there is a problem or not. Is one group more or less likely to behave in life-threateing behaviour (i.e. drivig dangerousl, drinking, drugs, operating machinery etc.)? Lets compare the major causes of death for each group and see where there is a disparancy. If we see that there is a measurable difference in one category (i.e. heart failure) then lets drill down on that and see what the root causes are. There are a number of analyses that would need to done to determine 'why' the gap is there. To simply assume that there is a discriminatory issue is irresponsible and poor judgement.

    from the article: Study: Israeli Jews live four years longer than Israeli Arabs
    First published 00:00 28.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 28.03.07
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