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Stature, living standards, and economic development : essays in anthropometric history

Author: John Komlos
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994.
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What can body measurements tell us about living standards in the past? In this collection of essays on height and weight data from eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe, North America, and Asia, fourteen distinguished scholars explore the relation between physical size, economic development, and standard of living among various socioeconomic groups.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Cross-cultural studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Komlos
ISBN: 0226450929 9780226450926
OCLC Number: 30035924
Description: xv, 247 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : growth in height as a mirror of the standard of living / James M. Tanner --
The heights of Europeans since 1750 : a new source for European economic history / Roderick Floud --
The height of schoolchildren in Britain, 1900-1950 / Bernard Harris --
The heights of the British and the Irish c. 1800-1815 : evidence from recruits to the East India Company's army / Joel Mokyr and Cormac Ó Gráda --
The standard of living in Scotland, 1800-1850 / Paul Riggs --
Stature, welfare, and economic growth in nineteenth-century Spain : the case of Murcia / José M. Martínez Carrión --The height of runaway slaves in colonial America, 1720-1770 / John Komlos --
Health and nutrition in the American midwest : evidence from the height of Ohio National Guardsmen, 1850-1910 / Richard H. Steckel and Donald R. Haurin --
How severe was the Great Depression? Evidence from the Pittsburgh region / Jialu Wu --
Heights and health in the United States, 1710-1950 / Richard H. Steckel --
The level of living in Japan, 1885-1938 : new evidence / Ted Shay --
Comment / Stanley Engerman --
On the significance of anthropometric history / John Komlos.
Responsibility: edited by John Komlos.
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What can body measurements tell us about living standards in the past? In this collection of essays on height and weight data from eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe, North America, and Asia, fourteen distinguished scholars explore the relation between physical size, economic development, and standard of living among various socioeconomic groups.

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.

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