Posts Tagged ‘longevity’

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    Who Will Live to 100?

    Nov 21, 13 • 223 Views • Economic Debates, Economic Growth, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Government, Households, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, RegulationNo 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

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    Cost Benefit Analysis: An Academy Award Oscar

    Feb 23, 13 • 180 Views • Behavioral Economics, Households, Labor, Thinking Economically, UncategorizedNo Comments

    An Oscar could be worth 4 years. Hypothesizing that higher social status can extend a life, researchers report that actors who win an Academy Award can expect to live 3.9 years longer than those who lost. Their conclusions were based on data from 72 years of