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dc.contributor.authorCarson, Scott Alanen_US
dc.contributor.authorMaloney, Thomas N.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-06en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:12:32Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:12:32Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/25820-
dc.description.abstractThe use of height data to measure living standards is now a well-established method in the economic history literature. Moreover, a number of core findings in this literature are widely agreed upon. There are still some populations, places, and times, however, for which anthropometric evidence remains thin. One example is African-Americans in the Northern US in the 1800s. Here, we use new data from the state prison in Ohio to track heights of black and white men from 1829 to 1913. We corroborate the well-known mid-century height decline among white men in Ohio, found by Steckel and Haurin (1994) using National Guard data. We find that black men in Ohio were shorter than white men, throughout the century and controlling for a number of characteristics. We also find a pattern of height decline in midcentury similar to that found for white men.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aCenter for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) |cMunichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aCESifo working paper|x1775en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelN31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.titleLiving standards in black and white: evidence from the heights of Ohio prison inmates, 1829 - 1913en_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn517029324en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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