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Title:Nineteenth century stature and family size: Binding constraint or productive labor force? PDF Logo
Authors:Carson, Scott Alan
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:CESifo working paper Labour Markets 2999
Abstract:The use of height data to measure living standards is now a well-established method in economics. Nevertheless, a neglected area in historical stature studies is the relationship between stature and family size, and statures are documented here to be positively related with family size. The relationship between material inequality and heath is the subject of considerable debate, and there was an inverse relationship between material inequality and stature. The paper also supports a bio-spatial relationship between the environment and stature.
Subjects:family economics
stature
wealth
inequality
insolation
vitamin D
JEL:N30
D10
I10
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:CESifo Working Papers, CESifo Group Munich

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