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Physical stature and its interpretation in nineteenth century New Zealand

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During the late nineteenth century the physical stature of New Zealandborn men stagnated, despite an apparently beneficial public health environment and growth in per-capita incomes. Stature varied by social class, with professionals and men in rural occupations substantially taller than their peers. There is not enough evidence to show that the indigenous Maori population differed in height from men of European descent.

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Paper provided by University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 08/22.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 24 Dec 2008
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Handle: RePEc:cbt:econwp:08/22

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Keywords: Physical stature; Height; Well-being; New Zealand Anthropometric history; Biological standard of living;

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