Posts Tagged ‘Angus Deaton’

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    Tall and Short Populations

    Feb 26, 14 • 423 Views • No Comments

    Princeton economist Angus Deaton estimates that it will take 500 years for Indian women to reach the height of English women. In The Great Escape, Dr. Deaton explains that a population could be short because of nutrition or disease. When babies consume...  [read more]

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    Who Will Live to 100?

    Nov 21, 13 • 301 Views • No Comments

    A middle class girl born in the US today has a 50/50 chance of reaching 100 years old. A guess, yes. But the prediction reflects what Princeton economist Angus Deaton says is rather likely. Looking back at the steady increase in life expectancy, Deaton, in an...  [read more]