Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Diversity, soldiers and happiness

The Wall Street Journal has a review of a new book examining what caused Union soldiers in the Civil War to desert:

Factors like age, marital status, pro-Lincoln support back home and whether the army was on a winning streak also made a measurable difference, but the most important predictor of desertion was socioeconomic and demographic diversity.

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Average Joe said...