The Secular Trend in the Biological Standard of Living in the United Kingdom, 1730-1860
AbstractCorrects some of the statistical mistakes of previous studies of the trend in the height of British soldiers in the 18th and 19th centuries. Finds that heights decreased substantially in the late-18th century in keeping with many other findings. The inference is that an incipient Malthusian crisis was threatening the United Kingdom, as it did Continental Europe on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Munich in its series Articles by John Komlos with number 19.
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Publication status: published in Economic History Review, 1993, 46, 115-144
heights; biological standard of living; United Kingdom; Industrial Revolution;
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- John Komlos, 1993. "The secular trend in the biological standard of living in the United Kingdom, 1730-1860," Economic History Review, Economic History Society, vol. 46(1), pages 115-144, 02.
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- N33 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: Pre-1913
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