The Effect of Pensions on Longevity : Evidence from Union Army Veterans

@inproceedings{Salm2007TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Pensions on Longevity : Evidence from Union Army Veterans},
  author={Martin Salm},
  year={2007}
}
The Effect of Pensions on Longevity: Evidence from Union Army Veterans This study uses changes in pension laws for Union Army veterans as a natural experiment to estimate the causal effect of pensions on longevity, and to examine potential pathways underlying such a relationship. We examine the effects of the pension laws of 1907 and 1912, which granted old-age pensions to Union Army veterans. Life expectancy for veterans, who received such a pension, increased by 0.5 years and 2.7 years… CONTINUE READING

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