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Rising mortality and life expectancy differentials by lifetime earnings in the United States

Julian Cristia ()

Journal of Health Economics, 2009, vol. 28, issue 5, 984-995

Abstract: Are mortality and life expectancy differences by socioeconomic groups increasing in the United States? Using a unique data set matching administrative and survey data, this study explores trends in these differentials by lifetime earnings for the 1983-2003 period. Results indicate a consistent increase in mortality differentials across sex and age groups. The study also finds a substantial increase in life expectancy differentials by lifetime earnings: the top-to-bottom quintile premium increased 30 percent for men and almost doubled for women. These results complement recent research to point to almost five decades of increasing differential mortality in the United States.

Keywords: Differential; mortality; Life; expectancy; Lifetime; earnings; Trends (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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