Morbidity and Mortality in 21st Century America

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:30am to 12:00pm

Town and Gown (TGF)
665 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90089

After a century of progress, life expectancy in America is falling, largely driven by "deaths of despair," deaths of white non-Hispanics in midlife from alcoholic liver disease, suicides, and drug overdoses. This mortality is much higher among those without a university degree, and the epidemic is associated with other dysfunctions, including morbidity, social isolation, declining marriage rates and falling participation in the labor force. Professor Sir Angus Deaton and Professor Anne Case argue that an increasingly hostile labor market for those without a BA is a likely root cause of the malaise.


Please join Professor Sir Angus Deaton and Professor Anne Case for this important and timely discussion.



  • Professor Sir Angus Deaton  was recently named a Presidential Professor of Economics at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.  He is also a Senior Scholar and Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. In 2015 he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his analysis of consumption, poverty and welfare.
  • Professor Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University where she is the Director of the Research Program in Development Studies

To attend, RSVP here (code: DeatonCase) | #MortalityinAmerica


If you have questions, please contact:

Devin Stambler

Special Events Associate


Hosted by:

  • USC Dornsife Center for Self-Report Science
  • USC Dornsife Center for Economic and social Research
  • USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics
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Lecture / Talk / Workshop


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University Park Campus




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