Dora L. Costa

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics

Box 951477

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1477

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

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Scholarly Papers (51)

1.

Civic Engagement and Community Heterogeneity: An Economist's Perspective

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 31 May 2002
Matthew E. Kahn and Dora L. Costa
University of Southern California and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Social Capital, Heterogenous Communities

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Energy Conservation "Nudges" and Environmentalist Ideology: Evidence from a Randomized Residential Electricity Field Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w15939
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Apr 2010 Last Revised: 04 Jul 2013
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Understanding the Decline in Social Capital, 1952-1998

NBER Working Paper No. w8295
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 10 May 2001 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2010
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Understanding the Solar Home Price Premium: Electricity Generation and "Green" Social Status

NBER Working Paper No. w17200
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 11 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 29 Apr 2015
Abt Associates, Inc., University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Long-Term Trends in Health, Welfare, and Economic Growth in the United States

NBER Working Paper No. h0076
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 08 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2010
Dora L. Costa and Richard H. Steckel
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and Ohio State University (OSU) - Economics
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Changes in the Value of Life: 1940-1980

NBER Working Paper No. w9396
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 21 Dec 2002 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2010
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Health and the Economy in the United States, from 1750 to the Present

NBER Working Paper No. w19685
Number of pages: 80 Posted: 28 Nov 2013
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Becoming Oldest-Old: Evidence from Historical U.S. Data

NBER Working Paper No. w9933
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 01 Sep 2003 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2010
Dora L. Costa and Joanna Lahey
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service
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Becoming Oldest-Old: Evidence from Historical U.S. Data

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 May 2008
Dora L. Costa and Joanna Lahey
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service
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Less of a Luxury: The Rise of Recreation Since 1888

NBER Working Paper No. w6054
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 05 Oct 2010
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Cowards and Heroes: Group Loyalty in the American Civil War

NBER Working Paper No. w8627
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 06 Dec 2001 Last Revised: 25 Oct 2010
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Power Couples: Changes in the Locational Choice of the College Educated, 1940-1990

NBER Working Paper No. w7109
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 26 Aug 1999 Last Revised: 06 May 2000
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Hours of Work and the Fair Labor Standards Act: A Study of Retail and Wholesale Trade, 1938-1950

NBER Working Paper No. w6855
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Jan 1999 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2010
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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The Political Economy of State Provided Health Insurance in the Progressive Era: Evidence from California

NBER Working Paper No. w5328
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2010
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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American Living Standards, 1888-1994: Evidence from Consumer Expenditures

NBER Working Paper No. w7650
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 May 2000 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2001
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Race and Pregnancy Outcomes in the Twentieth Century: A Long-Term Comparison

NBER Working Paper No. w9593
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 28 Mar 2003 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2010
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Long-Term Declines in Disability Among Older Men: Medical Care, Public Health, and Occupational Change

NBER Working Paper No. w7605
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 May 2000 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2001
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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American Living Standards: Evidence from Recreational Expenditures

NBER Working Paper No. w7148
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 09 Jan 2000 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2010
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Why Has California's Residential Electricity Consumption Been so Flat Since the 1980s?: A Microeconometric Approach

NBER Working Paper No. w15978
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 May 2010 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2010
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Shame and Ostracism: Union Army Deserters Leave Home

NBER Working Paper No. w10425
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 23 Apr 2004 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2010
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Understanding the Twentieth Century Decline in Chronic Conditions Among Older Men

NBER Working Paper No. w6859
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 27 Jan 1999 Last Revised: 08 May 2000
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Displacing the Family: Union Army Pensions and Elderly Living Arrange- Ments

NBER Working Paper No. NBER_W5429
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 25 May 2006
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Displacing the Family: Union Army Pensions and Elderly Living Arrange- Ments

NBER Working Paper No. w5429
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 04 May 2011
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Forging a New Identity: The Costs and Benefits of Diversity in Civil War Combat Units for Black Slaves and Freemen

NBER Working Paper No. w11013
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 Dec 2004 Last Revised: 06 Aug 2010
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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The Measure of Man and Older Age Mortality: Evidence from the Gould Sample

NBER Working Paper No. w8843
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Mar 2002 Last Revised: 26 Oct 2010
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Health, Education and Income in the United States, 1820-2000

NBER Working Paper No. w19162
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 29 Jun 2013
Hoyt Bleakley, Dora L. Costa and Adriana Lleras-Muney
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and Princeton University - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
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A House of Her Own: Old Age Assistance and the Living Arrangements of Older Nonmarried Women

NBER Working Paper No. w6217
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2010
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Race and Older Age Mortality: Evidence from Union Army Veterans

NBER Working Paper No. w10902
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 02 Dec 2004
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Health and Labor Force Participation of Older Men, 1900-1991

NBER Working Paper No. w4929
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Sep 2000
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Surviving Andersonville: The Benefits of Social Networks in Pow Camps

NBER Working Paper No. w11825
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Mar 2006
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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From Mill Town to Board Room: The Rise of Women's Paid Labor

NBER Working Paper No. w7608
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 16 May 2000 Last Revised: 10 Apr 2001
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Understanding the American Decline in Social Capital, 1952-1998

Kyklos, Vol. 56, pp. 17-46, 2003
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Apr 2003
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Union Army Veterans, All Grown Up

NBER Working Paper No. w22497
Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 27 Dec 2017
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Chicago Department of Transportation, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Brigham Young University - Department of Political Science and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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The Unequal Work Day: A Long-Term View

NBER Working Paper No. w6419
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 11 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2010
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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The Wage and the Length of the Work Day: From the 1890s to 1991

NBER Working Paper No. w6504
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Jun 2000
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Death and the Media: Asymmetries in Infectious Disease Reporting During The Health Transition

USC-INET Research Paper No. 16-11
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Mar 2016
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Infectious Disease Deaths, Media Coverage, Typhoid Mortality Rates, and Late 19th Century

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Leaders: Privilege, Sacrifice, Opportunity and Personnel Economics in the American Civil War

NBER Working Paper No. w17382
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 21 Sep 2011
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Understanding Mid-Life and Older Age Mortality Declines: Evidence from Union Army Veterans

NBER Working Paper No. w8000
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 10 Nov 2000 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2001
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Explaining the Changing Dynamics of Unemployment: Evidence from Civil War Records

NBER Working Paper No. h0051
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 29 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2010
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Unequal at Birth: A Long-Term Comparison of Income and Birth Weight

NBER Working Paper No. w6313
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2008
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Agricultural Decline and the Secular Rise in Male Retirement Rates

NBER Working Paper No. h0055
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Mar 2000 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2010
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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The Rise of Retirement Among African Americans: Wealth and Social Security Effects

NBER Working Paper No. w14462
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 10 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 09 Jul 2010
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Health, Stress, and Social Networks: Evidence from Union Army Veterans

NBER Working Paper No. w14053
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 09 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2008
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Health, Income, and Retirement: Evidence from Nineteenth Century America

NBER Working Paper No. w4537
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 02 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2010
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Electricity Consumption and Durable Housing: Understanding Cohort Effects

NBER Working Paper No. w16732
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 31 Jan 2011
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Persistent Social Networks: Civil War Veterans Who Fought Together Co-Locate in Later Life

NBER Working Paper No. w22397
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Jul 2016
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics, University of Southern California, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Brigham Young University - Department of Political Science
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Scarring and Mortality Selection Among Civil War Pows: A Long-Term Mortality, Morbidity and Socioeconomic Follow-Up

NBER Working Paper No. w16584
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 06 Dec 2010
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics
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Death and the Media: Asymmetries in Infectious Disease Reporting During the Health Transition

NBER Working Paper No. w21073
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 06 Apr 2015
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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The Impact of a Wartime Health Shock on the Postwar Socioeconomic Status and Mortality of Union Army Veterans and Their Children

NBER Working Paper No. w25480
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 30 Jan 2019
Dora L. Costa, Noelle Yetter and Heather DeSomer
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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Death and the Media: Infectious Disease Reporting During the Health Transition

Economica, Vol. 84, Issue 335, pp. 393-416, 2017
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Jun 2017
Dora L. Costa and Matthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and University of Southern California
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Predicting Older Age Mortality Trends

Journal of the European Economic Association, April-May 2004
Posted: 26 May 2011
Dora L. Costa and Joanna Lahey
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics and Texas A&M University - George Bush School of Government and Public Service

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cohort, mortality, oldest old, Barker

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Estimating Real Income in the United States from 1888 to 1994: Correcting CPI Bias Using Engel Curves

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 109, December 2001
Posted: 12 Jan 2002
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics

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Displacing the Family: Union Army Pensions and Elderly Living Arrangements

Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 105, No. 6 (December 1997)
Posted: 15 Feb 1998
Dora L. Costa
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Economics

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