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dc.contributor.authorCarson, Scott Alanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-18en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:48:05Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:48:05Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26542-
dc.description.abstractVitamin D is vital in all vertebrates because it allows them to absorb more calcium from their diets, contributing to stronger skeletal systems and stature growth. Using a new source of 19th century US state prison records, this study contrasts the statures of comparable African-Americans and whites by the primary sources of vitamin D production: time exposed to solar radiation, skin pigmentation, and nativity. Greater insolation (vitamin D production) is documented here to be associated with taller black and white statures, and a considerable share of the stature differential by socioeconomic status was related to insolation.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2497en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ01en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelN81en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordSocioeconomic statusen_US
dc.subject.keywordvitamin Den_US
dc.subject.keywordinsolationen_US
dc.subject.keyword19th century US staturesen_US
dc.subject.stwLebensstandarden_US
dc.subject.stwFarbige Bevölkerungen_US
dc.subject.stwWeißeen_US
dc.subject.stwKlimaen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Ungleichheiten_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleNineteenth century black and white US statures: the primary sources of vitamin D and their relationship with heighten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn592001253en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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