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Using cliometric tools and files from six grand-lodge files, a tender Man's profit rejects the traditional knowledge approximately pleasant societies and affliction coverage, arguing that IOOF motels have been financially sound associations, have been extra effective than advertisement insurers, and met a industry call for headed via younger males who lacked choices to marketplace coverage, no longer older males who had an above-average probability of disorder incapacity. Emery and Emery exhibit that many younger males joined the ordinary Fellows for illness assurance and give up the society as soon as self-insurance - mark downs - or relations coverage - secondary earning from older childrens - made it possible for them. The older males, who valued the social advantages of club and didn't want the unwell gain, steadily turned a majority and dismantled the IOOF's assurance provisions.

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