Professor Sir Angus Deaton and Professor Anne Case Present Morbidity and Mortality in 21st Century America
After a century of progress, life expectancy in America is falling, largely driven by “deaths of despair,” deaths of white non-Hispanics in midlife from alcoholic liver disease, suicides, and drug overdoses. This mortality is much higher among those without a university degree, and the epidemic is associated with other dysfunctions, including morbidity, social isolation, declining marriage rates and falling participation in the labor force. Professor Sir Angus Deaton and Professor Anne Case argue that an increasingly hostile labor market for those without a BA is a likely root cause of the malaise.
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Town and Gown
University of Southern California
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Devin Stambler, Special Events Associate
USC Center for Self-Report Science
USC Center for Economic and Social Research
USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics
Professor Sir Angus Deaton was recently named a Presidential Professor of Economics at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He is also a Senior Scholar and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University. His main current research areas are in poverty, inequality, health, wellbeing, economic development, and randomized controlled trials.
His current research focuses on the determinants of health in rich and poor countries, as well as on the measurement of poverty and inequality in the US, India and around the world. He also maintains a long-standing interest in the analysis of household surveys. He is also interested in what randomized controlled trials can and cannot do.
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