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dc.contributor.authorCarson, Scott Alanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-07-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:14:57Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:14:57Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26020-
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 this literature are widely agreed upon. There are still some populations, places, and times, however, for which anthropometric evidence remains thin. One example is African-Americans in the US Northeast and Middle Atlantic states during the 1800s. Here, a new data is used from the Pennsylvania state prison to track black and white male heights incarcerated between 1829 to 1909. Throughout the century, and controlling for a number of characteristics, Pennsylvania black men in were shorter than white men. The well-known mid-century height decline is confirmed among white men, however, extended to blacks as well.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 1975en_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.titleHealth during industrialization: evidence from the 19th century Pennsylvania state prison systemen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn538173033en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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