The Editors of the Journal of Economic History are pleased to present Shari Eli’s article ,Income Effects on Health: Evidence from Union Army Pensions

To what extent do rising income levels explain the adult mortality decline experienced in the United States a century ago? Using evidence from Union Army pensions, exogenous increases in income stemming from patronage politics are exploited to show income effects on disease onset and mortality.

: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9720093&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0022050715000674

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