Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/57957
Authors: 
Carson, Scott A.
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper: Labour Markets 3807
Abstract: 
Little work has been done on the biological conditions for the US Central Plains. Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, black and white statures in Nebraska increased with economic development, indicating that biological conditions improved as Nebraska's output market and agricultural sectors embedded. Illustrating the importance of rural environments with stature growth, farm laborers were taller than common laborers. Urbanization and industrialization were significant in stature variation, and closer proximity to trade routes and waterways were inversely related with statures in Nebraska.
Subjects: 
agricultural development
black and white biological conditions
JEL: 
J15
J70
I20
I31
N31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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