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Secular changes in the height of Polish schoolboys from 1955 to 1988

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  • Bielecki, Emily M.
  • Haas, Jere D.
  • Hulanicka, Barbara

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Secular changes in height have been observed in many regions of Poland using cross-sectional data; however, data from four nationally representative surveys conducted from 1955 to 1988 have only been partially analyzed. Dramatic social and economic transitions during this 33 year period provide a unique opportunity to understand changes in growth within this historic context. We analyzed the changes in height of boys, aged 7–18 years, from surveys conducted in 1955, 1966, 1978 and 1988.

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  • Bielecki, Emily M. & Haas, Jere D. & Hulanicka, Barbara, 2012. "Secular changes in the height of Polish schoolboys from 1955 to 1988," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 10(3), pages 310-317.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ehbiol:v:10:y:2012:i:3:p:310-317 DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2011.06.004
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    Secular changes; Height; Political and economic transition; Poland; Children;

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    • I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General

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