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dc.contributor.authorCarson, Scott Alanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-07-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:14:42Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:14:42Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/25999-
dc.description.abstractThe use of height data to measure living standards is now a well-established method in economic history. Moreover, a number of core findings in the literature are widely agreed upon. There are still some populations, places, and times, however, for which anthropometric evidence remains thin. One example is 19th century African-Americans in US border states. This paper introduces a new data set from the Missouri state prison to track black and white male heights from 1829 to 1913. Where modern blacks and whites come to comparable terminal statures when brought to maturity under optimal conditions, whites were persistently taller than blacks in this Missouri prison sample. Over time, black and white adult statures remained approximately constant throughout the 19th century, while black youth stature increased considerably during the antebellum period and decreased during Reconstruction.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 1954en_US
dc.subject.jelN31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ70en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwLebensstandarden_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSA (Südstaaten)en_US
dc.titleAfrican-American and white inequality in the American South: evidence from the 19th Century Missouri state prisonen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn538090359en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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