Raj Chetty, David Cutler and colleagues find Americans in top 1% of income live 10-15 years longer than poorest 1%

an In The Media Appearance

"The Rich Live Longer Everywhere.For the Poor, Geography Matters" - New York Times. 04/11/2016

"Life Expectancy Study: It's Not Just What You Make, It's Where You Live" - NPR. 04/11/2016

"Where living poor means dying young" - Washington Post. 04/11/2016

"How Certain Cities Increase Life Expectancy For Poor Residents" - Huffington Post. 04/12/2016

"Income and Mortality in America: Much Ado about Nothing New" - Scientific American. 04/12/2016

Analyzing more that 1.4 billion records from the SSA and the IRS, Raj Chetty, David Cutler et al. found “vast gaps in life expectancy between the richest and poorest Americans,” says Chetty. But they also found that geography matters more for the poor. That is, poor people living in more affluent locales tend to live longer than poor people in rust belt cities such as Detroit.


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