Income and Longevity Revisited: Do High-earning Women Live Longer?
AbstractThe empirical relationship between income and longevity has been addressed by a large number of studies, but most were confined to men. For the first time we analyze a large data set from the German public pension scheme on women who died between 1994 and 2005, employing both non-parametric and parametric methods. We find that the relationship between earnings and life expectancy is similar for women and men: Among women who contributed at least for 25 years, women at the 90th percentile of the income distribution can expect to live 3 years longer than women at the 10th percentile.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Konstanz in its series Working Paper Series of the Department of Economics, University of Konstanz with number 2011-13.
Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 16 May 2011
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- Friedrich Breyer & Jan Marcus, 2010. "Income and Longevity Revisited: Do High-Earning Women Live Longer?," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1037, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2011-05-30 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2011-05-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2011-05-30 (Health Economics)
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