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Early Indicators of Later Work Levels, Disease, and Death Project (EI)

Public Use Tape on the Aging of Veterans of the Union Army

California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin Regiments

These data comprise the historical data collected by the project Early Indicators of Later Work Levels, Disease, and Death (EI). The goal of this project is to construct datasets suitable for longitudnal studies of factors affecting the aging process. The primary sample for the Early Indicators project consists of 35,747 white males mustered into the Union Army during the Civil War.

There are three principal datasets in the EI project:


All individuals in the Early Indicators sample can be linked by a unique indentification number recidnum. link.lst gives a count of the number of recruits in each datafile.

All Early Indicators data were collected under the direction of the Department of Economics at Brigham Young University (BYU) and processed by the Center for Population Economics (CPE) at the University of Chicago.

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Last Update: January 4, 2001 Created by Jean Roth November 30, 2000

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