Shrinking in a Growing Economy? The Mystery of Physical Stature during the Industrial Revolution
AbstractReviews the evidence on early-industrial height cycles and shows why the economic transition put downward pressure on the nutritional status of the European and American populations.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Munich in its series Articles by John Komlos with number 7.
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Publication status: published in Journal of Economic History, 1998, 58(3), 779-802
height cycles; nutritional status; Industrial Revolution;
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- Komlos, John, 1998. "Shrinking in a Growing Economy? The Mystery of Physical Stature during the Industrial Revolution," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 58(03), pages 779-802, September.
- I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Production
- N31 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
- N33 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: Pre-1913
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