Health, Education and Income in the United States, 1820-2000
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This paper previously circulated as "Trends in Health, Education and Income in the United States, 1820-2000." Prepared for the 2012 NBER conference Human Capital and History: The American Record. We thank Richard Steckel, Tom Vogl, and the conference organizers and participants for comments. We also thank Chris Roudiez for assistance with data. Hoyt Bleakley and Dora Costa gratefully acknowledge the support of NIH grant AG10120 and Dora Costa also gratefully acknowledges the support of NIH grant AG027960. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.