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|American Delusion: Life Expectancy and Welfare in the United States from an International Perspective
|Soares, Rodrigo Reis
|Recent increases in mortality are at the forefront of the public health debate in the US. This paper takes a comparative international perspective and documents the poor relative performance of life expectancy in the US. We characterize its age and cause of death profiles over time and estimate its welfare implications. We show that this poor performance is not recent, not restricted to very particular causes of death, but mostly driven by adults and older ages. We calculate that recent welfare gains could have been 19%-28% higher had the US been able to reproduce the OECD life expectancy performance.
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|O INSPER E ESTE REPOSITÓRIO NÃO DETÊM OS DIREITOS DE USO E REPRODUÇÃO DOS CONTEÚDOS AQUI REGISTRADOS. É RESPONSABILIDADE DO USUÁRIO VERIFICAR OS USOS PERMITIDOS NA FONTE ORIGINAL, RESPEITANDO-SE OS DIREITOS DE AUTOR OU EDITOR.
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