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The physical stature of Jewish men in the German Principality of Salm, 1802-1807


  • Aschoff, Diethard
  • Hiermeyer, Martin


Using information from passports, we show that average height of Jewish men in the German Principality of Salm in 1802-1807 was about 155.4cm, and thus well below the contemporary European average.

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  • Aschoff, Diethard & Hiermeyer, Martin, 2009. "The physical stature of Jewish men in the German Principality of Salm, 1802-1807," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 7(1), pages 107-108, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ehbiol:v:7:y:2009:i:1:p:107-108

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    1. John Komlos, 2007. "Anthropometric evidence on economic growth, biological well-being and regional convergence in the Habsburg Monarchy, c. 1850–1910," Cliometrica, Journal of Historical Economics and Econometric History, Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC), vol. 1(3), pages 211-237, October.
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    1. Bolgár, Dániel, 2013. "Wealthier Jews, taller Gentiles: Inequality of income and physical stature in fin-de-siècle Hungary," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 11(4), pages 433-435.


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