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Stature and Nutrition in the Habsburg Monarchy: The Standard of Living and Economic Development

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  • John Komlos

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    (The Institute of Economic History, Department of Economics, University of Munich)

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Examines the height of Habsburg Soldiers in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and argues that the society was facing a Malthusian crisis, which induced the Monarch to enact many institutional changes in order to save the society from disaster. While living standards declined, the population was able to escape from Malthusian threat.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Munich in its series Articles by John Komlos with number 36.

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Publication status: published in American Historical Review, 1985, 90, 1149-1161
Handle: RePEc:ehb:komart:36

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Keywords: stature; nutrition; standard of living; Malthusian Trap; Habsburg Monarchy.;

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Cited by:
  1. Scott A. Carson, 2008. "Geography and Insolation in 19th Century US African-American and White Statures," CESifo Working Paper Series 2229, CESifo Group Munich.
  2. Komlos, John, 2012. "A Three-Decade “Kuhnian” History of the Antebellum Puzzle: Explaining the shrinking of the US population at the onset of modern economic growth," Discussion Papers in Economics 12758, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  3. Robert William Fogel, 1990. "The Conquest of High Mortality and Hunger in Europe and America: Timing and Mechanisms," NBER Historical Working Papers 0016, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Lee A. Craig & Thomas Weiss, 1997. "Nutritional Status and Agricultural Surpluses in the Antebellum United States," NBER Historical Working Papers 0099, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Brinda Viswanathan & Viney Sharma, 2011. "Socio-Economic Characteristics of the Tall and not so Tall Women of India," Working Papers id:4302, eSocialSciences.
  6. Komlos, John, 2003. "How to (and How Not to) Analyze Deficient Height Samples," Discussion Papers in Economics 56, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  7. Brinda Viswanathan & Viney Sharma, 2009. "Socio-Economic Characteristics of the Tall and not so Tall Women of India," Development Economics Working Papers 22946, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  8. John Komlos & Leonard Carlson, 2012. "The Anthropometric History of Native Americans, c. 1820 - 1890," CESifo Working Paper Series 3740, CESifo Group Munich.
  9. Scott A. Carson, 2007. "Slave Prices, Geography and Insolation in 19th Century African-American Stature," CESifo Working Paper Series 2105, CESifo Group Munich.
  10. Komlos, John & Cinnirella, Francesco, 2005. "European Heights in the Early 18th Century," Discussion Papers in Economics 572, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
  11. Scott A. Carson, 2010. "Nineteenth Century US African-American and White Female Statures: Insight from US Prison Records," CESifo Working Paper Series 3169, CESifo Group Munich.
  12. Scott A. Carson, 2008. "Demographic, Residential, and Socioeconomic Effects on the Distribution of 19th Century African-American Stature," CESifo Working Paper Series 2479, CESifo Group Munich.
  13. A'Hearn, Brian & Komlos, John, 2003. "Improvements in Maximum Likelihood Estimators of Truncated Normal Samples with Prior Knowledge of σ," Discussion Papers in Economics 51, University of Munich, Department of Economics.

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