Frances Hamermesh

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Analysis of original survey data shows White male smokers estimate their longevity as four years less than that of nonsmokers, roughly the actuarial difference. Those who do not exercise perceive the same life expectancy as those who exercise, somewhat inconsistent with available information on mortality. Men with long-lived parents and grandparents expect(More)
I describe and compare sources of data on citations in economics and the statistics that can be constructed from them. Constructing data sets of the post-publication citation histories of articles published in the “Top 5” journals in the 1970s and the 2000s, I examine distributions and life cycles of citations, compare citation histories of articles in(More)
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