Session 35
Health and Mortality at Older Ages

Thursday, April 30
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Aqua 314
Level 3

Chair: Dora L. Costa, University of California, Los Angeles
Discussant: L.H. Lumey, Columbia University
Discussant: Joseph Ferrie, Northwestern University

1. Longevity and the Rise of the West: Lifespans of the European Elite, 800-1800Neil Cummins, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

2. Origins of the Cardiovascular Mortality Epidemic in the United States, 1920–90Andrew Noymer, University of California, Irvine; Steven Tate, University of Chicago.

3. Gender Differences in Longevity Predictors: Effects of Early-Life and Midlife Conditions on Exceptional LongevityLeonid A. Gavrilov, University of Chicago; Natalia S. Gavrilova, University of Chicago.

4. Union Army Veterans, All Grown UpSven E. Wilson, Brigham Young University; Christopher Roudiez, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Noelle Yetter, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Heather Desomer, Center for Population Economics.

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