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NBER Working Papers by Dora Costa

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November 2013Health and the Economy in the United States, from 1750 to the Present
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June 2013Health, Education and Income in the United States, 1820-2000
with Hoyt Bleakley, Adriana Lleras-Muney: w19162

Published: Health, Education, and Income in the United States, 1820-2000, Hoyt Bleakley, Dora Costa, Adriana Lleras-Muney. in Human Capital in History: The American Record, Boustan, Frydman, and Margo. 2014

September 2011Leaders: Privilege, Sacrifice, Opportunity and Personnel Economics in the American Civil War
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Published: “Leaders: Privilege, Sacrifice, Opportunity and Personnel Economics in the American Civil War.” First published on-line, June 14, 2013. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.

July 2011Understanding the Solar Home Price Premium: Electricity Generation and "Green" Social Status
with Samuel Dastrup, Joshua S. Graff Zivin, Matthew E. Kahn: w17200

Published: Dastrup, Samuel R. & Graff Zivin, Joshua & Costa, Dora L. & Kahn, Matthew E., 2012. "Understanding the Solar Home price premium: Electricity generation and “Green” social status," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 56(5), pages 961-973. citation courtesy of

January 2011Electricity Consumption and Durable Housing: Understanding Cohort Effects
with Matthew E. Kahn: w16732

Published: Dora L. Costa & Matthew E. Kahn, 2011. "Electricity Consumption and Durable Housing: Understanding Cohort Effects," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(3), pages 88-92, May. citation courtesy of

December 2010Scarring and Mortality Selection Among Civil War POWs: A Long-Term Mortality, Morbidity and Socioeconomic Follow-Up
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Published: Dora Costa, 2012. "Scarring and Mortality Selection Among Civil War POWs: A Long-Term Mortality, Morbidity, and Socioeconomic Follow-Up," Demography, Springer, vol. 49(4), pages 1185-1206, November. citation courtesy of

May 2010Why Has California's Residential Electricity Consumption Been So Flat since the 1980s?: A Microeconometric Approach
with Matthew E. Kahn: w15978
April 2010Energy Conservation "Nudges" and Environmentalist Ideology: Evidence from a Randomized Residential Electricity Field Experiment
with Matthew E. Kahn: w15939

Published: Dora L. Costa & Matthew E. Kahn, 2013. "Energy Conservation “Nudges” And Environmentalist Ideology: Evidence From A Randomized Residential Electricity Field Experiment," Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association, vol. 11(3), pages 680-702, 06. citation courtesy of

November 2008The Rise of Retirement Among African Americans: Wealth and Social Security Effects
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June 2008Health, Stress, and Social Networks: Evidence from Union Army Veterans
with Matthew E. Kahn: w14053
December 2005Surviving Andersonville: The Benefits of Social Networks in POW Camps
with Matthew E. Kahn: w11825

Published: Dora L. Costa & Matthew E. Kahn, 2007. "Surviving Andersonville: The Benefits of Social Networks in POW Camps," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 97(4), pages 1467-1487, September. citation courtesy of

December 2004Forging a New Identity: The Costs and Benefits of Diversity in Civil War Combat Units for Black Slaves and Freemen
with Matthew E. Kahn: w11013

Published: Costa, Dora L. & Kahn, Matthew E., 2006. "Forging a New Identity: The Costs and Benefits of Diversity in Civil War Combat Units for Black Slaves and Freemen," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 66(04), pages 936-962, December. citation courtesy of

November 2004Race and Older Age Mortality: Evidence from Union Army Veterans
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April 2004Shame and Ostracism: Union Army Deserters Leave Home
with Matthew E. Kahn: w10425
September 2003Becoming Oldest-Old: Evidence from Historical U.S. Data
with Joanna Lahey: w9933

Published: Costa, Dora L. and Joanna Lahey. "Becoming Oldest-Old: Evidence from Historial US Data." Genus 61, 1 (2005): 125-6.

March 2003Race and Pregnancy Outcomes in the Twentieth Century: A Long-Term Comparison
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Published: Costa, Dora L. "Race And Pregnancy Outcomes In The Twentieth Century: A Long-Term Comparison," Journal of Economic History, 2004, v64(4,Dec), 1056-1086. citation courtesy of

December 2002Changes in the Value of Life: 1940-1980
with Matthew E. Kahn: w9396

Published: Dora L. Costa & Matthew E. Kahn, 2004. "Changes in the Value of Life, 1940--1980," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, vol. 29(2), pages 159-180, 09. citation courtesy of

March 2002The Measure of Man and Older Age Mortality: Evidence from the Gould Sample
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Published: Costa, Dora L., 2004. "The Measure of Man and Older Age Mortality: Evidence from the Gould Sample," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 64(01), pages 1-23, March. citation courtesy of

December 2001Cowards and Heroes: Group Loyalty in the American Civil War
with Matthew E. Kahn: w8627

Published: Costa, Dora L. and Matthew E. Kahn. "Cowards And Heroes: Group Loyalty In The American Civil War," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2003, v118(2,May), 519-548. citation courtesy of

May 2001Understanding the Decline in Social Capital, 1952-1998
with Matthew E. Kahn: w8295

Published: Costa, Dora L. and Matthew E. Kahn. "Understanding The American Decline In Social Capital, 1952-1998," Kyklos, 2003, v56(1), 17-46.

November 2000Understanding Mid-Life and Older Age Mortality Declines: Evidence from Union Army Veterans
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Published: Costa, Dora L. "Understanding Mid-Life And Older Age Mortality Declines: Evidence From Union Army Veterans," Journal of Econometrics, 2003, v112(1,Jan), 175-192. citation courtesy of

April 2000American Living Standards, 1888-1994: Evidence From Consumer Expenditures
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March 2000Long-Term Declines in Disability Among Older Men: Medical Care, Public Health, and Occupational Change
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From Mill Town to Board Room: The Rise of Women's Paid Labor
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Published: Costa, Dora L. "From Mill Town To Board Room: The Rise Of Women's Paid Labor," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2000, v14(4,Fall), 101-122. citation courtesy of

June 1999A House of Her Own: Old Age Assistance and the Living Arrangements of Older Nonmarried Women
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Published: Journal of Public Economics, vol. 72, pp. 39-59, 1999. citation courtesy of

Unequal at Birth: A Long-Term Comparison of Income and Birth Weight
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Published: Journal of Economic History, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 987-1009, December 1998. citation courtesy of

May 1999Power Couples: Changes in the Locational Choice of the College Educated, 1940-1990
with Matthew E. Kahn: w7109

Published: Costa, Dora L. and Matthew E. Kahn. "Power Couples: Changes In The Location Choice Of The College Educated," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000, v115(4,Nov), 1287-1315. citation courtesy of

American Living Standards: Evidence from Recreational Expenditures
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December 1998Hours of Work and the Fair Labor Standards Act: A Study of Retail and Wholesale Trade, 1938-1950
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Published: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 53, no. 4 (July 2000): 648-664 citation courtesy of

Understanding the Twentieth Century Decline in Chronic Conditions Among Older Men
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Published: Demography, Vol. 37, no. 1 (February 2000): 53-72. citation courtesy of

April 1998The Wage and the Length of the Work Day: From the 1890s to 1991
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Published: Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 18, no. 1 (January 2000): 156-181. citation courtesy of

February 1998The Unequal Work Day: A Long-Term View
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Published: American Economic Review, Vol.88, no.2 (May 1998): 330-334. citation courtesy of

June 1997Less of a Luxury: The Rise of Recreation since 1888
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January 1996Displacing the Family: Union Army Pensions and Elderly Living Arrange- ments
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Published:

  • Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 105, no. 6 (December 1997): 1269-1292. citation courtesy of
  • Dora L. Costa, 1998. "Displacing the Family," NBER Chapters, in: The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990, pages 106-132 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

November 1995Long-Term Trends in Health, Welfare, and Economic Growth in the United States
with Richard H. Steckel: h0076

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October 1995The Political Economy of State Provided Health Insurance in the Progressive Era: Evidence from California
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November 1994Health and Labor Force Participation of Older Men, 1900-1991
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Published: Journal of Economic History, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 62-89, March 1996. citation courtesy of

April 1994Agricultural Decline and the Secular Rise in Male Retirement Rates
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Published: Explorations in Economic History, October 1995, Volume 32, Number 4, pp. 54 0-522

December 1993Explaining the Changing Dynamics of Unemployment: Evidence from Civil War Records
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November 1993Health, Income, and Retirement: Evidence from Nineteenth Century America
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Published: "Pensions & Retirement: Evidence from Union Army Records," Quarterly Journal of Economics, vol. 110, no. 2, pp. 297-319, (May 1995). Also Costa, Dora L. "Health, Income, and Retirement: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century America," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 55(02), pages 374-375, June 1995. citation courtesy of

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