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Shrinking in a Growing Economy? The Mystery of Physical Stature during the Industrial Revolution

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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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Reviews 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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Paper 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
Handle: RePEc:ehb:komart:7

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Keywords: height cycles; nutritional status; Industrial Revolution;

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