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Mortality, Human Capital and Persistent Inequality

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  • Mausumi Das

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  • Shankha Chakraborty

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Available evidence suggests high intergenerational correlation of economic status, and persistent disparities in health status between the rich and the poor. This paper proposes a novel mechanism linking the two. Health human capital is introduced into a two-period overlapping generations model. [CDE WP No. 119].

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Keywords: Life Expectancy; human capital; intergenerational correlation; Health; Human Capital; Income Distribution; health status; rich; poor; intergenerational mobility; equity; US economy;

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