Replication data for: Health and the Economy in the United States from 1750 to the Present

Dora L. Costa
I discuss the health transition in the United States, bringing new data to bear on health indicators and investigating the changing relationship between health, income, and the environment. I argue that scientific advances played an outsize role and that health improvements were largest among the poor. Health improvements were not a precondition for modern economic growth. The gains to health are largest when the economy has moved from \"brawn\" to \"brains\" because this is when...
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