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Author Emery, George Neil, 1941-

Title A young man's benefit : the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and sickness insurance in the United States and Canada, 1860-1929 / George Emery and J.C. Herbert Emery
Published Montreal, Quâe. : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1999


Description 1 online resource (xv, 184 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 7
McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services (Hannah Institute) studies in the history of medicine, health, and society ; 7.
Contents Contents -- Tables -- Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- 1 The Historical Market for Sickness Insurance and the Institutional History of the IOOF -- 2 The Men Who Were Odd Fellows: the IOOF'S Market for Insurance, 1863-1925 -- 3 The IOOF's Benefit System, 1863-1931 -- 4 The Financial Soundness of the Lodges, 1890-1929 -- 5 Competition in the IOOF'S Insurance Market, 1890-1929 -- 6 A Young Man's Benefit, 1856-1929 -- 7 Epilogue -- APPENDICES -- A: The Roman Catholic Church and Secret Societies -- B: Arrears for Dues and Suspensions of Membership
C: IOOF Financial StatisticsD: Grand Lodge Jurisdictions by Classification Group -- E: Technical Details for the Risk-Loading and Probability-of-Ruin Measures -- F: Technical Details for the Calculation of the Hazard Rates -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y
Summary "Using cliometric methods and records from six grand-lodge archives, A Young Man's Benefit rejects the conventional wisdom about friendly societies and sickness insurance, arguing that 100F lodges were financially sound institutions, were more efficient than commercial insurers, and met a market demand headed by young men who lacked alternatives to market insurance, not older men who had above average risk of sickness disability." "George Emery and Herbert Emery show that many young men joined the Odd Fellows for sickness insurance and quit the society once self-insurance - savings - or family insurance secondary incomes from older children - became feasible for them. The older men who valued the social benefits of membership and did not need the sick benefit gradually became a majority and dismantled the IOOF's insurance provisions."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-180) and index
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Subject Independent Order of Odd Fellows -- Canada -- History
Independent Order of Odd Fellows -- United States -- History
SUBJECT Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Independent Order of Odd Fellows fast
Subject Fraternal insurance -- Canada -- History
Fraternal insurance -- United States -- History
Health insurance -- Canada -- History
Health insurance -- United States -- History
Insurance, Health -- history
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Insurance -- General.
MEDICAL -- History.
Fraternal insurance
Health insurance
United States
Subject Canada
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Emery, John Charles Herbert, 1965-
ISBN 9780773567658