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Mortality and Lifetime Income: Evidence from U.S. Social Security Records


James Duggan


National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)

John S. Greenlees


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Robert Gillingham


International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Janurary 2007

IMF Working Paper No. 07/15

Abstract:     
Studies of the empirical relationship between income and mortality often rely on data aggregated by geographic areas and broad population groups and do not distinguish disabled and nondisabled persons. We investigate the relationship between individual mortality and lifetime income with a large micro data base of current and former retired participants in the U. S. Social Security system. Logit models by gender and race confirm a negative relationship. Differences in age of death between low and high lifetime income are on the order of two to three years. Income-related mortality differences between blacks and whites are largest at low-income levels while gender differences appear to be large and persistent across income levels.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

JEL Classification: C40, C67, D31, H20, I38

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Date posted: January 29, 2007  

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Duggan, James and Greenlees, John S. and Gillingham, Robert, Mortality and Lifetime Income: Evidence from U.S. Social Security Records (Janurary 2007). IMF Working Paper No. 07/15. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=959762

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Jim Duggan (Contact Author)
National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI)
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United States
John S. Greenlees
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Robert Gillingham
International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )
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Washington, DC 20431
United States
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