Height and Per Capita Income
AbstractAs an aid to interpreting the results of height-by-age studies this paper investigates the relationship between average height and per capita income. The relationships among income, nutrition, medical care, and height at the individual level suggest that average height is nonlinearly related to per capita income and that the distribution of income is an important determinant of average height. Empirical analysis rests on 56 height studies and per capita income estimates for 20 developed or developing countries.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 0880.
Date of creation: Apr 1982
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Publication status: published as Steckel, Richard H. "Height and Per Capita Income." Historical Methods, Vol. 16, No. 1, (Winter 1983), pp. 1-7.
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