2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Speaker | Raj Chetty, PhD: The Relationship Between Expectancy and Income in New Evidence & Policy Lessons

PHS Seminar Series


Raj Chetty will discuss his recent JAMA article: The Association Between Income and Life Expectancy in the United States, 2001-2014. Special Communication (April 10, 2016)

The Rich Live Longer Everywhere. For the Poor, Geography Matters. 
New York Times (April 11, 2016) 

Project Website https://healthinequality.org


Li Ka Shing Center, Room 130
291 Campus Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94305


Raj Chetty, PhD
Professor of Economics

Full biography

This talk will discuss results from a recent study by Raj Chetty, PhD and his colleagues on the relationship between life expectancy and income in the U.S. Using 1.4 billion records on income and mortality, the authors present new estimates of life expectancy by income level from 2001-14 for each county in the U.S. The study shows that there are large and rapidly growing differences in life expectancy by income in the U.S. as a whole. However, the income gap in longevity is considerably smaller and is shrinking in some areas.  The authors characterize the key factors associated with greater life expectancy among low-income individuals and discuss implications for policy and practice.