The Measure of Man and Older Age Mortality: Evidence from the Gould Sample
For a description of the data please see, Dora L. Costa, "The Measure of Man and Older Age Mortality: Evidence from the Gould Sample," NBER Working Paper No. 8843
gouldsub.ssd01 and milrec.ssd01 can be linked using the variable recidnum. tpt.sas is a sample program for converting the SAS transport file to a SAS data file. Non-SAS users can convert the data to other formats using software such as Stat/Transfer.
The variables are listed in Costa, "The Measure of Man and Older Age Mortality: Evidence from the Gould Sample."
For documentation for milrec.ssd01 users should utilize the codebook for ICPSR 6837,"Aging of Veterans of the Union Army: Military, Pension, and Medical Records, 1820-1940," Robert W. Fogel, Principal Investigator.
Internal users can obtain the data in a UNIX shell at /home/data/gould, or on an NBER PC, Network Neighborhood --> NBER --> home --> data --> gould
The original forms used different schedules, Form E (E), a variant on form E (WE), Form EE (EE), and a social questionairre (SE). The variable form used indicates which of these it is. Because the data were collected under different screen versions, not all variables in this release are fully compatible. Screen version is indicated in the variable source (EE=form EE version 1, SE=social form, WE=variant on form E version 1, E=form E version 1, i2=form EE version 2, i7=form EE version 3, il=form E version 2). Note that some variables may contain absurd values, so users should check for measurements that are outside of reasonable bounds. Birth place codes are given in the pdf file, birthcodes.pdf.To report errors, or if you have questions or comments, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org