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Study Report

Study Number: QM-027-002-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1820

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: Aging of veterans of the Union Army (version M-2): military, pension, and medical records for veterans of the Ohio and Pennsylvania regiments, 1820-1940.  [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: 6837

Date Accessioned: 9/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 19

Comments: This study is on ICPSR CD-ROM release PCD97002 (DPLS Media 7181). See the media record for detailed information on the format of this CD-ROM.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 9/1/1997

Documentation: Data file(s) are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements, which can be used to generate system files for SAS or SPSS. Study documentation (including codebook) is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). See the DPLS Help with PDF Documents for information on this file format. See also the ICPSR Web Site for online access to the study documentation.

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 M-2, contains data from military service, pension, and medical records of veterans who were originally mustered into the Union Army in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. Data from these records include date and place of birth, place of residence, marital status, number of children, occupation, wealth and income, muster place and date, length of service, battles fought, medical experiences (e.g., illness, wounds, and hospital stays), health status, pension information, and date, place, and cause of death. Additional variables provide the place and date of birth of the recruits' wives, children, and parents. Part 1, Combined Data, consists of data from military, pension, and medical records. The variables in Part 4 indicate which major document sources were located for each recruit.

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