Live long and prosper: health in the Haredi community

Live long and prosper: health in the Haredi community

The Israeli Haredi community has researchers scratching their heads: How is it that a group of such low socio-economic standing experiences better health and greater longevity than its more prosperous counterparts? Taub Center researchers Dov Chernichovsky and Chen Sharony attribute this surprising finding to higher levels of social capital found among Haredim. Their research is summarized in this engaging article.

Leave a Reply