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Time Preferences, Illness, and Death

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Title: Time Preferences, Illness, and Death
Authors: Norrgren, Lisa
Issue Date: Oct-2021
Extent: 101
Publication type: report
Publisher: University of Gothenburg
Organization: Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
Abstract: This paper investigates the predictive power of time preferences on the risk of early mortality and illness in adulthood. Using a unique Swedish cohort of 12,956 individuals born in 1953, interviewed in 1966, and followed with register data up to 2018, the paper finds that patient adolescents are 17–21% less likely to die before age 65. Patient adolescents have fewer hospitalizations and diagnoses in their adult life and are less likely to be diagnosed with conditions associated with lifestyle r... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
Description: JEL-classification: D90; D91; I10; I12
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