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Nineteenth century stature and family size: binding constraint or productive labor force?

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  • Scott Carson, 2012. "Nineteenth century stature and family size: binding constraint or productive labor force?," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 10(1), pages 39-52, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:reveho:v:10:y:2012:i:1:p:39-52
    DOI: 10.1007/s11150-011-9119-4
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    Keywords

    Family economics; Stature; Wealth; Inequality; Insolation; Vitamin D; N3; D1; I1;

    JEL classification:

    • N3 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy
    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior
    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health

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