Life expectancy in the United States varies widely by geography: The gap between the top and bottom-ranking counties is over twenty years. These disparities, however, are based on where people die. This paper provides the first sub-state estimates of life expectancy based on where the deceased were born.
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This paper documents several features of the achievement and income gaps between Black and White Americans using linked administrative education and earnings data from the state of the Texas. Among those features: Black students at the 80th percentile of test scores have earnings similar to White students at the 20th percentile of test scores.