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Income and Longevity: Evidence from Pension Incomes of Confederate Veterans

Income and Longevity: Evidence from Pension Incomes of Confederate Veterans
1 Devonshire Place, Room 208N
Time: Nov 25th, 3:00 pm End: Nov 25th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), 1800-1900
Graduate Workshop with Mayvis Rebeira

The CSUS Graduate Student Workshop series presents:

Mayvis Reveira

Income and Longevity: Evidence from Pension Incomes of Confederate Veterans

How do differences in pension income effect longevity? Mayvis Rebeira answers this question by investigating Confederate pensions for veterans who fought for the South in the Civil War in the late 19th and early 20th century. Rebeira developed a database on Confederate pension income that was created through primary data collection detailing dates of birth and death of Confederate veterans residing in the two states. The results of this study point to the ways pension income could be a possible health intervention tool to reduce mortality rates.
 
Mayvis Rebeira is currently a Doctoral candidate in health economics at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include the economics of longevity, economic history, income inequality and economic evaluation. She is currently a fellow at the Canadian Centre for Health Economics.

Co-sponsors:

  • Centre for the Study of the United States
  • Munk School of Global Affairs

 
This event is free and open to all, but registration is required. Please click HERE to register.

 
Photo Credit:  Édouard Manet, The Battle of the U.S.S. "Kearsarge" and the C.S.S. "Alabama", France, 1864, 137.8 x 128.9 cm. John G. Johnson Collection, 1917, Philadelphia Museum of Art.


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