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Komlos, John 1944-

Works: 110 works in 278 publications in 2 languages and 3,601 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: HC265, 338.9436
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The Chicago guide to your academic career : a portable mentor for scholars from graduate school through tenure by John A Goldsmith ( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is a career as a professor the right choice for you? If you are a graduate student, how can you clear the hurdles successfully and position yourself for academic employment? What's the best way to prepare for a job interview, and how can you maximize your chances of landing a job that suits you? What happens if you don't receive an offer? How does the tenure process work, and how do faculty members cope with the multiple and conflicting day-to-day demands?With a perpetually tight job market in the traditional academic fields, the road to an academic career for many aspiring scholars will often
The Habsburg monarchy as a customs union : economic development in Austria-Hungary in the nineteenth century by John Komlos ( Book )
20 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stature, living standards, and economic development : essays in anthropometric history ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzing differences in physical stature by social group, gender, age, provenance, and date and place of birth, these essays illuminate urban and rural differences in well-being, explore the effects of market integration on previously agricultural societies, contrast the experiences of several segments of society, and explain the proximate causes of downturns and upswings in well-being. Particularly intriguing is the researchers' conclusion that the environment of the New World during this period was far more propitious than that of Europe, based on data showing that European aristocrats were in worse health than even the poorest members of American society. The most comprehensive and detailed gathering of this kind of anthropometric research to date, this book will be vital for demographers, economists, historians, physical anthropologists, sociologists, and human biologists
Nutrition and economic development in the eighteenth-century Habsburg monarchy : an anthropometric history by John Komlos ( Book )
10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic development in the Habsburg monarchy in the nineteenth century : essays ( Book )
10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The biological standard of living in Europe and America, 1700-1900 : studies in anthropometric history by John Komlos ( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economic development in the Habsburg monarchy and in the successor states : essays ( Book )
9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The biological standard of living on three continents : further explorations in anthropometric history ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louis Kossuth in America, 1851-1852 by John Komlos ( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Empirische Ökonomie Eine Einführung in Methoden und Anwendungen by John Komlos ( )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in German and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected cliometric studies on German economic history by John Komlos ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The height of US-born non-Hispanic children and adolescents ages 2-19, born 1942-2002 in the NHANES samples by John Komlos ( )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We examine the height of non-Hispanic US-born children born 1942-2002 on the basis of all NHES and NHANES data sets available. We use the CDC 2000 reference values to convert height into Height-for-Age z-scores stratified by gender. We decompose deviations from the reference values into an age-effect and a secular trend effect and find that after an initial increase in the 1940s, heights experienced a downward cycle to reach their early 1950s peak again only c. two decades later. After the early 1970s heights increased almost continuously until the present. Girls born in 2002 are estimated to be 0.35[sigma] and boys are 0.39[sigma] above their 1971 values implying an increase of circa 2.5 cm between birth cohorts 1971 and 2002 as an average of all ages (Table 3). Age effects are also substantial - pointing to faster tempo of growth. Girls are c. 0.23[sigma] taller at age 11 and boys 0.15[sigma] taller at age 13 than reference values (Figure 3). This translates into an age effect of circa 1.7 cm and 1.3 cm respectively. Hence, the combined estimated trend and age-effects are substantially larger than those reported hitherto. The two-decade stagnation in heights and the upward trend beginning in the early 1970s confirm the upswing in adult heights born c. 1975-1983, and implies that adults are likely to continue to increase in height. We find the expected positive correlation between height and family income, but income does not affect the secular trend or the age effects markedly
The transition to post-industrial BMI values among US children by John Komlos ( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In our opinion, the trend in the BMI values of US children has not been estimated accurately. We use five models to estimate the BMI trends of non-Hispanic US-born black and white children and adolescents ages 2-19 born 1941-2006 on the basis of all NHES and NHANES data sets. We also use some historical BMI values for comparison. The increase in BMIZ values during the period considered was on average 1.3? (95% CI: 1.16?; 1.44?) among black girls, 0.8? for black boys, 0.7? for white boys, and 0.6? for white girls. This translates into an increase in BMI values of some 5.6, 3.3, 2.4, and 1.5 units respectively. While the increase in BMI values started among the birth cohorts of the 1940s among black females, the rate of increase tended to accelerate among all four groups born in the mid-1950s to early-1960s with the contemporaneous spread of TV viewing. The rate of increase levelled off somewhat thereafter. There is some indication that among black boys and white girls born after c. 1990 adiposity has remained unchanged or perhaps even declined. The affects of the IT revolution of the last two decades of the century is less evident. Some regional evidence leads to the speculation that the spread of automobiles and radios affected the BMI values of boys already in the interwar period. We infer that the incremental weight increases are associated with the labor-saving technological developments of the 20th century which brought about many faceted cultural and nutritional revolutions
Recent trends in height by gender and ethnicity in the US in relation to levels of income by John Komlos ( )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Height trends since World War II are analyzed using the most recent NHANES survey released in 2006. After declining for about a generation, the height of adult white men and women began to increase among the birth cohorts of c. 1975-1986, i.e., those who reached adulthood within the past decade (1995-2006). The increase in their height overcame the prior downturn that lasted between ca. 1965 and 1974. The height gap between white and black men has increased by only 0.43 cm (0.17 in.) during past decade compared to the previous quarter century to reach 1.0 cm (0.39 in.). However, the height of black women has been actually declining absolutely by 1.42 cm (0.56 in.) and relative to that of white women. Black women of the most recent birth cohort are (at 162.3 cm, 63.9 in.) shorter than almost all Western-European women including Spain and Italy. As a consequence, a very considerable wedge has developed between black and white women's height of 1.95 cm (0.77 in.). The decline in their height is most likely related to the obesity epidemic caused by inadequate dietary balance. Black women in the age range 20-39 weigh some 9.5 kg (21.0 lb) more than their white counterparts. It appears that black females are experiencing a double jeopardy in the sense that both their increasing weight and the diminution of their physical stature are both substantial and are both probably associated with negative health consequences
The trend of mean BMI values of US adults, birth cohorts 1882-1986 indicates that the obesity epidemic began earlier than hitherto thought by John Komlos ( )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The trend in the BMI values of the US population has not been estimated accurately because time series data are unavailable and because the focus has been on calculating period effects. In contrast to the prevailing strategies, we estimate the trend and rate of change of BMI values by birth cohorts stratified by gender and ethnicity born 1882-1986. We use loess additive regression models to estimate age and trend effects of BMI values of US-born black and white adults measured between 1959 and 2006. We use all the NHES and NHANES survey data and find that the increase in BMI was already underway among the birth cohorts of the early 20th century. The rate of increase was fastest among black females; for the three other groups under consideration, the rates of increase were similar. The generally persistent upward trend was punctuated by upsurges, particularly after each of the two World Wars. That the estimated rate of change of BMI values increased by 71% among black females between the birth cohorts 1955 and those of 1965 is indicative of the rapid increases in their weight. We infer that transition to post-industrial weights was a gradual process and began considerably earlier than hitherto supposed
The trend of BMI values of US adults by centiles, birth cohorts 1882-1986 by John Komlos ( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trends in BMI values are estimated by centiles of the US adult population by birth cohorts 1886-1986 stratified by ethnicity. The highest centile increased by some 18 to 22 units in the course of the century while the lowest ones increased by merely 1 to 3 units. Hence, the BMI distribution became increasingly right skewed as the distance between the centiles became increasingly larger. The rate of change of BMI centile curves varied considerably over time. The BMI of white men and women experienced upsurges after the two World Wars and downswings during the Great Depression and again after 1970. However, among blacks the pattern is different during the first half of the century with men's rate of increase in BMI values decreasing substantially and that of females remaining unchanged at a relatively high level until the Second World War. However, after the war the rate of change of BMI values of blacks resembled that of the whites with an accelerating phase followed by a slow down around the 1970s. In sum, the creeping nature of the obesity epidemic is evident, as the technological and lifestyle changes of the 20th century affected various segments of the population quite differently
Ernährung und wirtschaftliche Entwicklung unter Maria Theresia und Joseph II : eine anthropometrische Geschichte der Industriellen Revolution in der Habsburgermonarchie by John Komlos ( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Habsburgermonarchie als Zollunion : die Wirtschaftsentwicklung Österreich-Ungarns im 19. Jahrhundert by John Komlos ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historische Anthropometrie ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Komlos, J. 1944-
Komlos, John H.
Komlos, John H. 1944-
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