Re: Theory vs. Data

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Thu Jun 29 2000 - 23:01:47 MDT

On Thu, 29 Jun 2000, Chris Hibbert wrote:

> said:
> > (Btw, in the short term the US mortality rate goes *up* .5% for every
> > 1% the unemployment rate falls. See May 2000 QJE.)
> Your emphasis notwithstanding, did you really mean to say that death rates
> go up when employment rates go up? (i.e. when unemployment rates go down)
> That *would* be pretty surprising.

That might be explained as a simple consequence of the fact that in
out present culture, having a job generally implies driving a car.

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