Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/112909
Authors: 
Floris, Joël
Müller, Consuela
Woitek, Ulrich
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2015: Ökonomische Entwicklung - Theorie und Politik - Session: Health Economics 3 C19-V1
Abstract: 
The paper analyzes the class specific biological standard of living in the city of Zurich during World War I. We find an increase of aver- age human stature for lower class conscripts born during this period, while the average height of conscripts from the upper and middle class stagnated or even decreased, despite the lack of change in the income differential. A potential explanation of this phenomenon could be the changes in access to food and consumption habits, affecting terminal height via changes in milk consumption.
JEL: 
N34
N94
I30
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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