Money can’t buy you love, but can it buy you life?

Raj Chetty et al. published a study of the correlation of class and life expectancy that got a lot of press, but I hadn’t actually looked at the original publication until this week. Here is the correlation between life expectancy and class:

Richer people live longer. And the gap between the life expectancy has been growing. It is visible even in just a 13 year time period:

 

MELI helps track both life expectancy and income and it would help track this kind of change.

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Posted in Health, Inequality, Medianism

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