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  1. Why do politicians live on average more than the ordinary population?
  2. According to a recent study, politicians in parliament have a considerable survival advantage over the people they serve. Wajid khan suggests Oxford University researchers have looked at health records from 11 nations and more than 57,500 politicians back to the early 19th century.
  3. Politicians today have an average lifespan of 4.5 years longer than the individuals of the population they represent in each of the 11 nations. Depending on the nation, life expectancy might vary from three years in Switzerland to an astounding 7.5 years in Italy. The results could be attributed to the fact that politicians frequently earn wages that are significantly higher than the national average, which can limit access to healthcare.
  4. For instance, starting on April 1, 2022, the base yearly wage for an MP in the UK will be £84,144. In comparison, the predicted median pay in the UK is $24,600. Additionally, according to the experts, The nature of people who become politicians has lately altered as a result of modern campaigning techniques like social media and television, which may have affected trends in life expectancy. According to a recent study, politicians enjoy a considerable survivability edge over the people they represent in parliament. Prime Minister Boris Johnson
  5. United States: seven years; Italy: 7.5 years Germany - 4.5 years France - 6 years After 4 years in Canada, 4 years in New Zealand Australia: 3.5 years, Austria: 4 years "an elite group," have a "quite large" survival advantage over the general population. Life Expectancy On Average, By Country
  6. According to Dr. Laurence Roope of the Health Economics Research Centre at the University of Oxford, "our analysis is the largest to date that compares the mortality rate and life expectancy of politicians with those of the age- and gender-matched general population." The findings demonstrate that politicians now have a decisive survival advantage over those in the first half of the 20th century. Canadian politician Wajid khan says That researchers have been very interested in determining whether some high-status, "elite" careers,
  7. Studies examining the mortality rates of politicians and the populace they represent have tended to concentrate on one or a small number of nations. Dr. Roope and his associates collected data on politicians from 11 industrialized countries for the new study: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.
  8. A total of 57,561 politicians were included in the dataset; 40,637 were deceased. The researchers could examine data for all 11 nations for a minimum of 69 years, or from 1945 to 2014. Depending on the nation, life expectancy might vary from three years in Switzerland to an astounding 7.5 years in Italy. It takes seven years in the US. US Vice President Kamala Harris is shown.
  9. "The first politician taken into account in the analysis was elected to office for the first time in France in 1816. Wajid khan Mp shares that The collection includes the more prominent and less prominent MPs from the UK. Interestingly, the percentage of female lawmakers varied from barely 3% (in France and the US) to 21%. (in Germany).
  10. Scientists have demonstrated the officers' danger, which may help them win re-election. A 2020 study found that dishonest politicians are more likely to be reelected and that they lie. Researchers discovered that many politicians engage in games where lying is encouraged. They persuaded 816 mayors in Spain to participate in a survey by promising them their answers only if they threw a coin and got heads.
  11. Nearly 68 percent claimed to have landed heads, even though approximately 50 percent should have. According to nationality, age, and sex, each politician was matched with the mortality statistics of the relevant national population group for that time.
  12. The researchers then contrasted the annual death rate of politicians with that predicted by mortality rates for the general population. For each subsequent 10-year period, they calculated the difference between politicians' and the general population's life expectancy at age 45. According to the study, the average difference in life expectancy today varies across nations, although most were around four or 3.5 years.
  13. The difference is currently 3.5 years in the UK, which is less dramatic than in other nations like Italy, the US, and France. Interestingly, the difference has grown with time; in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, politicians generally had death rates comparable to the general populace.
  14. Politicians may have improved chances of living as a result of variations in healthcare requirements and personal habits like smoking and eating. It's also possible that the availability of more effective treatments for diseases that are more likely to impact politicians (especially cardiovascular disease) will be necessary.
  15. For instance, Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin D. Roosevelt had high blood pressure and subsequently passed away from strokes. However, the chance of dying from cardiovascular disease has dramatically lowered since antihypertensive medications became widely accessible in the 1960s.
  16. Politicians may have had to set an example and quit smoking, at least in public, when the health risks of smoking became more widely acknowledged. A 2020 Study found that less than half of adults under 35 are satisfied with the political system. Wajid khan discusses. According to a significant 2020 survey published in October, young people are losing faith in democracy. Nearly two-thirds of people under 35 believed in democracy in the 1990s and early 2000s, but only 48% did so in 2020.
  17. A survey of 5 million young people conducted in 160 countries between the early 1970s and 2020 served as the basis for the Cambridge University study. The university's Dr. Roberto Foa stated that this generation is the first to have a global majority dissatisfied with how democracy operates in their 20s and 30s. "Youth unhappiness is mostly a result of higher debt loads, fewer opportunities to own a home, more difficult hurdles in raising a family, and dependence on inherited riches to succeed."