Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148196
Authors: 
Sasaki, Shunsaku
Akesaka, Mika
Kurokawa, Hirosumi
Ohtake, Fumio
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Discussion Paper, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University 968
Abstract: 
We show evidence that receiving Japan's Akutagawa and Naoki Prizes for literature has positive and negative effects on their recipients' longevity. Using a dataset covering both awards, we show that recipients of the Akutagawa Prize for rising novelists exhibit lower mortality than fellow nominees. The increase of longevity is estimated at 2.4 years. Recipients of the Naoki Prize for established novelists exhibit higher mortality than fellow nominees, and the decreased longevity is 5.1 years. These results indicate positive and negative causal effects from social status to longevity, and we identify and isolate those effects. In doing so, this study clarifies why earlier studies show conflicting relationships between receiving awards and the recipients' longevity.
Subjects: 
Social Status
Longevity
Mortality
Cox's Proportional Hazard Model
Time-dependent Covariates
Time-dependent Parameters
JEL: 
I12
H14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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