Amidst Poverty and Prejudice: Black and Irish Civil War Veterans
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This work was supported in part by NIH program project grant P01 AG10120, Early Indicators of Later Work Levels, Disease and Death. The authors are grateful to Alex Orsini for his help with the data and to Dr. Lauren Cain for her help with epidemiological considerations. We thank Joey Burton, Tim Classen, Dora Costa, Sok Chul Hong, and the participants at the Northwestern Conference in Honor of Joel Mokyr and the Workshop on the Economics and Biodemography of Aging at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for their comments. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.