Spreading the Health: Americans’ Estimated and Ideal Distributions of Death and Health(Care)

Sorapop Kiatpongsan, Harvard University, USA
Michael Norton, Harvard Business School, USA
A national sample of Americans estimated the distributions of both life expectancy and access to healthcare for members of each of the five income quintiles, and also reported their ideal distributions. Americans across the political and economic spectrum prefer health to be more equally distributed between the rich and poor.
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Sorapop Kiatpongsan and Michael Norton (2013) ,"Spreading the Health: Americans’ Estimated and Ideal Distributions of Death and Health(Care)", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 41, eds. Simona Botti and Aparna Labroo, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.