How Much Does Social Status Matter to Longevity?-Evidence from China's Academician Election.


We provide evidence for the causal impact of social status on longevity by exploiting a natural experiment in which subjects undergo a shift in their social status without considerable economic impact. We gather data on 4190 scientists who were either nominated for or successfully elected to the Chinese Academy of Science or of Engineering. Being elected as… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/hec.3300


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