Income and Health

by Russ Roberts on March 7, 2007

in Data, Health, Standard of Living

Alert, alert. Do not miss this. Best thing I’ve seen in a long time. Three people told me about in the last two days. And I’m pretty sure someone else told me about it before that and I just missed it. Don’t miss it.

So go here. It is a spectacular presentation on how international measures of life expectancy and other measures of health are getting better over time and the relationship to income. It’s also has some spectacular examples of how averages can be misleading. But equally compelling is the way the data are presented. This is so cool.

When you’re done, more info here.

HT: Avi Hoffman, Ville (in the comments at EconTalk on the Easterbrook podcast) and Ben Parizek.


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