The Public Health Roulette

Chapter
Part of the Palgrave Advances in Behavioral Economics book series (PABE)

Abstract

Changes in life expectancies perturb the balance of justice between the young and the old, prompting reallocation of income and health. The long-term consequences are difficult to predict. I report a case where greater life expectancies create greater health disparity between the generations.

Keywords

Life expectancy Public health Intergenerational conflict Health disparity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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