Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2003.11.001
Title: An economic analysis of life expectancy by gender with application to the United States
Authors: Leung, M.C.M.
Zhang, J. 
Zhang, J.
Keywords: Economic development
Fertility
Gender
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J16
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Life expectancy
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Issue Date: 2004
Citation: Leung, M.C.M., Zhang, J., Zhang, J. (2004). An economic analysis of life expectancy by gender with application to the United States. Journal of Health Economics 23 (4) : 737-759. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhealeco.2003.11.001
Abstract: This paper presents an economic model to explain the behavior of life expectancy of both sexes. It explicitly examines the relationship between the gender gap in life expectancy and the gender gap in pay. It shows that as the latter narrows over the course of economic development, the former may initially expand but will eventually shrink. Simulation results from our model accord with the behavior of life expectancy for both sexes since the 1940s in the United States.©2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Health Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/19918
ISSN: 01676296
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2003.11.001
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