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Title: Replication Data for: Inequalities of Income and Inequalities of Longevity: A Cross-Country Study (with Thomas Plümper), American Journal of Public Health,106 (1), 2016, pp. 160-165      
dateReleased:
01-10-2016
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/BOYR8O
ID:
doi:10.7910/DVN/BOYR8O
description:
Objectives. We examined the effects of market income inequality (income inequality before taxes and transfers) and income redistribution via taxes and transfers on inequality in longevity. Methods.Weused life tables to compute Gini coefficients of longevity inequality for all individuals and for individuals who survived to at least 10 years of age. We regressed longevity inequality on market income inequality and income redistribution, and we controlled for potential confounders, in a cross-sectional time-series sample of up to 28 predominantly Western developed countries and up to 37 years (1974–2011). Results. Income inequality before taxes and transfers was positively associated with inequality in the number of years lived; income redistribution (the difference between market income inequality and income inequality after taxes and transfers were accounted for) was negatively associated with longevity inequality. Conclusions.To the extent that our estimated effects derived from observational data are causal, governments can reduce longevity inequality not only via public health policies, but also via their influence on market income inequality and the redistribution of incomes from the relatively rich to the relatively poor. (AmJ Public Health. 2016;106:160– 165. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2015.302849)
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Neumayer, Eric, 2016, "Replication Data for: Inequalities of Income and Inequalities of Longevity: A Cross-Country Study (with Thomas Plümper), American Journal of Public Health,106 (1), 2016, pp. 160-165", http://dx.doi.org/10.7910/DVN/BOYR8O, Harvard Dataverse, V1 [UNF:6:/HF8Ux13jvekTpfytE1CZg==]
name:
Neumayer, Eric
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997