Inequality in US Life Expectancy

From a new post by Timothy Taylor:

“How much would you be willing to pay, in actual money, for an additional 30 years of life expectancy?”

“Fuchs and Eggleston are especially focused on the inequality of life expectancy. So they look at where the age of death falls for the 20th and the 80 percentile of this distribution. Then they calculate how the age of death at these percentiles has evolved over time. It’s a little tricky to eyeball this result from the graph (and the authors provide more specific statistical meaures), but the inequality from 80th to 20th percentile diminished somewhat between about 1950 and 2000, but since then the degree of inequality hasn’t changed much.”

Posted by at 11:36 AM

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