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Understanding the Improvement in Disability-Free Life Expectancy in the US Elderly Population

Michael Chernew, David M. Cutler, Kaushik Ghosh, Mary Beth Landrum, and Jonathan Skinner

in Insights in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226426679
eISBN:
9780226426709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426709.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Understanding how healthy lifespans are changing is essential for public policy. This paper explores changes in healthy lifespan in the U.S. over time and considers reasons for the changes. We reach ... More


[] Diagnosing Plague Narratives

Ernest B. Gilman

in Plague Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294094
eISBN:
9780226294117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294117.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter aims to bracket the historical period of plague narratives between the London plague epidemics of 1603 and 1665, and then to explore more fully the critical paths that may lead us back ... More


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