Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Is the new Health Inequality paper in JAMA driven by the exclusion of zero earners? Probably not.

new paper in JAMA by Chetty, et al., is getting a lot of press, and rightly so. Using tax and Social Security data, the authors are able to calculate life expectancy, separately by income level and geography. One particularly interesting set of results is the geographic distribution of life expectancy of low earners.