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dc.contributor.authorCarson, Scott Alanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:47:19Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:47:19Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26479-
dc.description.abstractThe use of height data to measure living standards is now a well-established method in the economic literature. While much is known about 19th century black legal and material conditions, less is known about how 19th century biological conditions were related to the physical environment and institutional change. Although modern blacks and whites reach similar terminal statures when brought to maturity under similar biological conditions, 19th century African-American statures in Southern states were consistently shorter than whites, indicating a uniquely 19th century phenomenon may have influenced black stature growth. It is geography and direct sunlight (insolation) that present a striking attribute of 19th century black and white statures, and greater insolation is documented here to be associated with taller black and white statures.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2434en_US
dc.subject.jelJ19en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordNineteenth century southern black and white staturesen_US
dc.subject.keywordinsolationen_US
dc.subject.keywordvitamin Den_US
dc.subject.stwLebensstandarden_US
dc.subject.stwSchwarzeen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwMaßzahlen_US
dc.subject.stwWeißeen_US
dc.subject.stwRäumliche Verteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwKlimaen_US
dc.subject.stwInstitutioneller Wandelen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Schichten_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleGeography, insolation, and institutional change in 19th century African-American and white stature in southern statesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn58469590Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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