Longer, more optimistic, lives: Historic optimism and life expectancy in the United States

•Optimistic people live longer, based on nearly 50 years of longitudinal data (PSID).•Optimism better predicts mortality than income, including health and other controls.•Optimism changes over time and is positively associated with socio-economic status.•Predicted trends show declining optimism (197...

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Volume: 168
Main Author: O'Connor, Kelsey J
Graham, Carol
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: AMSTERDAM Elsevier B.V 01.12.2019
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published in: Journal of economic behavior & organization Vol. 168; pp. 374 - 392
ORCID: 0000-0002-1413-3619
Data of publication: December 2019
ISSN: 0167-2681
1879-1751
EISSN: 1879-1751
Discipline: Business
Economics
Subjects:
D84
I10
J11
N32
AGE
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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