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dc.contributor.authorCarson, Scott A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-13T09:55:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-13T09:55:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62327-
dc.description.abstractLittle research exists on late 19th and early 20th century US body mass index value differences by race, and darker complexions were associated with greater BMI values. Mulattos had greater BMI returns associated with socioeconomic characteristics, indicating that while blacks had greater BMIs than fairer complexioned whites and mulattos, part of the difference was offset by socioeconomic characteristics that favored fairer complexions. Black, mulatto, and white BMIs declined between 1860 and 1920, and farmers had greater BMIs than workers in other occupations.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo Working Paper: Labour Markets 3913en_US
dc.subject.jelI10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ11en_US
dc.subject.jelJ71en_US
dc.subject.jelN31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordnineteenth century US race relationsen_US
dc.subject.keywordbody mass indexen_US
dc.subject.keywordbiological inequalityen_US
dc.titleObesity in black and white: Accounting for 19th century US BMI differences by socioeconomic status and biologyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn722921381en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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