The LSE ALPHA research group and the KCL Centre for Global Ageing are pleased to invite you to their next ageing seminar:
Turning money into hope? subjective survival after a positive income shock
Speaker: Tim Bruckner (University of California –Irvine)
Date: Wednesday 25th January 2017
Time: 4pm with refreshments
Location: Kings College London, Room S-3.18 at the basement of the Strand Building.
Please note: Room S -3.18 is in the third basement: If you enter through the main doors of the Strand Building, please take the elevator or stairs down to Level -3.
Subjective survival—an individual’s assessment of future survival— predicts realized lifespan and reportedly gauges a distinct aspect of health not captured by other measures. A related literature describes the extent to which low subjective survival, or an absence of hope for the future, concentrates in low-income populations. We contribute to the emerging area of subjective survival by using casino-based cash transfers on a Cherokee reservation as a quasi-experiment to test whether large income gains translate into “hope.” Our results indicate large improvements over time in subjective survival among Cherokee men but not women, and especially for men who identify as low SES at baseline.
About Tim Bruckner, University of California, Irvine
Tim Bruckner is Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of California, Irvine. He received his masters, doctoral, and post-doctoral training at the University of California, Berkeley. His work uses sudden ambient changes in social or environmental conditions to approximate a quasi-experiment. A sampling of ambient changes that interest him include economic downturns, extreme cold, the introduction of a casino, and new mental health policies.