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dc.contributor.authorCarson, Scott A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-20T10:37:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-20T10:37:49Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/61045-
dc.description.abstractMuch has been written about 19th century African American and white statures and body mass index values. However, little is known about their physical activity and calories required to sustain height and weight. This paper considers two alternative measures for biological conditions that address physical activity and available calories: basal metabolic rate and energy accounting. African-Americans had greater BMRs and required more calories per day than whites. Farmers and unskilled workers were in better physical condition and required more calories per day than workers in white-collar and skilled occupations. Nineteenth century BMRs and calories were greater in rural locations where greater physical activity was required and more calories were available.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo Working Paper: Labour Markets |x3890en_US
dc.subject.jelQ10en_US
dc.subject.jelQ19en_US
dc.subject.jelN11en_US
dc.subject.jelN51en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordnutritionen_US
dc.subject.keywordenergy accountingen_US
dc.subject.keywordBasal Metabolic Rateen_US
dc.subject.keywordUS economic developmenten_US
dc.subject.stwBiologische Datenen_US
dc.subject.stwKörpergewichten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeiterklasseen_US
dc.subject.stwErnährungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwFarbige Bevölkerungen_US
dc.subject.stwWeißeen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleNineteenth century US black and white physical activity and nutritional trends among the working classen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn720723302en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US

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