On the 'Puzzling' Antebellum Cycle of the Biological Standard of Living: the Case of Georgia
AbstractExamines the height of Georgian convicts and concludes that their height declined beginning with the birth cohorts of 1835. The economic transition brought about a decline in their nutritional status.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Munich in its series Articles by John Komlos with number 9.
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Publication status: published in Explorations in Economic History, 1997, 34(4), 433-459
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economic transition; nutritional status; height cycles; Georgian convicts;
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