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Study Report

Study Number: QM-027-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1850

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: Aging of veterans of the Union army (version C-1): U.S. federal census records for veterans of the IL, NY, PA and OH regiments, 1850, 1860, 1900 and 1910  [machine-readable data file] / Fogel, Robert W.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6836

Date Accessioned: 7/10/1997

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: This study is received on ICPSR periodic release CD-ROM, PCD97001. All its files are stored under subdirectory, S6836. The data file, the dictionary file, the codebook file, the SAS statements file and the SAS transport file are stored in self-extracting compressed format.

Access Status: Restricted to UW-Madsion only

Date Ordered: 6/1/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook file, dictionary file, and SAS statements file..

Abstract: This data collection constitutes a portion of the historical data collected by the project ''Early Indicators of Later Work Levels, Disease, and Death.'' With the goal of constructing datasets suitable for longitudinal analyses of factors affecting the aging process, the project is collecting military, medical, and socioeconomical data on a sample of white males mustered into the Union Army during the Civil War. The project seeks to examine the influence of environmental and host factors prior to recruitment on the health performance and survival of recruits during military service, to identify and show relationships between socioeconomic and biomedical conditions (including nutritional status) of veterans at early ages and mortality rates from diseases at middle and late ages, and to study the effects of health and pensions on labor force participation rates of veterans at ages 65 and over. This installment of the collection, Version C-1, contains data from the censuses of 1850, 1860, 1900, and 1910 on veterans who were originally mustered into the Union Army in the states of Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Data from these censuses include place of residence, relationship to head of household, date and place of birth, number of children, education, disability status, employment status, number of years in the United States, literacy, marital status, occupation, parents' birthplace, and property/home ownership.

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