Larry T. Wimmer
Department of Economics
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
Institutional Affiliation: Brigham Young University
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|January 2003||Reflections on the Early Indicators Project.A Partial History|
in Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle: Evidence from the Past, Dora L. Costa, editor
|June 1992||Early Indicators of Later Work Levels, Disease, and Death|
with Robert W. Fogel: h0038
This paper summarizes a collaborative project designed to create a public-use tape suitable for a prospective study of aging among a random sample of 39,616 men mustered into 331 companies of the Union Army. The aim of the project is to measure the effect of socioeconomics and biomedical factors during childhood and early adulthood on the development of specific chronic disease at middle and late ages, on labor force participation at these later ages, and on elapsed time to death. This paper surveys the nature of and quality of the data and data sources to be included in the study, discusses the characteristics of a subsample of recruits from 20 companies recently recruited, looks at questions of representativeness of Union Army recruits to the Northern white male population, and finally e...
|August 1982||Household Wealth in a Settlement Economy: Utah, 1850-1870|
with J. R. Kearl, Clayne L. Pope: r0314
Published: Kearl, J. R.; Pope, Clayne L.; and Wimmer, Larry T. "Household Wealth in a Settlement Economy: Utah, 1850-1870," The Journal of Economic History, Vol. XL, No. 3 (September, 1980), pp. 477-496.