Men’s Income Trajectories and Physical and Mental Health at Midlife -- Dr. Adrianne Frech

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Add to Calendar 2019-08-29 12:30:00 2019-08-29 13:30:00 Men’s Income Trajectories and Physical and Mental Health at Midlife -- Dr. Adrianne Frech Using time-varying, prospectively measured income in a nationally representative sample of Baby-Boomer men (the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth – 1979 [NLSY79]), we identify eight group-based trajectories of income between ages 25-49 and use multinomial treatment models to describe the associations between group-based income trajectories and mental and physical health at midlife. We find remarkable rigidity in income trajectories: less than 25% of our sample experiences significant upward or downward mobility between the ages of 25 to 49 and most who move remain or move into poverty. Men’s physical and mental health at age fifty is strongly associated with their income trajectories, and some upwardly mobile men achieve the same physical and mental health as the highest earning men after adjusting for selection. The worse physical and mental health of men on other income trajectories is largely attributable to their early life disadvantages, health behaviors, and cumulative work experiences. Please join us for Dr. Frech's talk - the first talk of the semester. Additional information on upcoming dates is forthcoming.  Sponsored by the Provost's Office, College of Arts & Science, Department of Economics, Department of Public Health, Department of Sociology, School of Social Work, Truman School of Public Affairs, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Science. For more information about this seminar series, please contact Eileen Avery at averye@missouri.edu. 201 Hill Hall Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs truman@missouri.edu America/Chicago public

Using time-varying, prospectively measured income in a nationally representative sample of Baby-Boomer men (the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth – 1979 [NLSY79]), we identify eight group-based trajectories of income between ages 25-49 and use multinomial treatment models to describe the associations between group-based income trajectories and mental and physical health at midlife. We find remarkable rigidity in income trajectories: less than 25% of our sample experiences significant upward or downward mobility between the ages of 25 to 49 and most who move remain or move into poverty. Men’s physical and mental health at age fifty is strongly associated with their income trajectories, and some upwardly mobile men achieve the same physical and mental health as the highest earning men after adjusting for selection. The worse physical and mental health of men on other income trajectories is largely attributable to their early life disadvantages, health behaviors, and cumulative work experiences.

Please join us for Dr. Frech's talk - the first talk of the semester. Additional information on upcoming dates is forthcoming. 

Sponsored by the Provost's Office, College of Arts & Science, Department of Economics, Department of Public Health, Department of Sociology, School of Social Work, Truman School of Public Affairs, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Science. For more information about this seminar series, please contact Eileen Avery at averye@missouri.edu.

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