A new UK study has revealed that working class men are more than twice as likely to die earlier than their bosses.
The Office for National Statistics suggests that scaffolders, farm workers, bus drivers, labourers and cleaners are at more than double the risk of early death than workers including local and national government officials, civil engineers, doctors, teachers, social workers or nurses.
The gap between managers and manual workers has widened. In 2001, a worker in a routine or manual occupation was twice as likely to die before the age of 65 than his manager. But in 2008 that ratio had risen to 2.3 times as likely.