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El estado nutritivo de la población española 1900-1970. Análisis de las necesidades y disponibilidades de nutrientes

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  • Xavier Cussó Segura

    (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

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This article studies the evolution of the nutritional state of the Spanish population between 1900 and 1970, comparing its needs with the consumption of nutrients. The nutritional state is a basic indicator of the well-being and the economic potential of any society. In the Spanish case, we conclude, that an important part of its population, during most of the time span of this study, will ingest insufficient quantities of the analysed nutrients. This will be translated into high levels of mal-nutrition and chronic under nourishment which in tum will influence the physical and economic development of this population, particularly during the Civil War and the post-war. Comparison with other countries of Western Europe also indicates Spanish delay in this area, which was not corrected until the 1960s. Other indicators such as anthropometrical data fully confirm the afore-mentioned statements.

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  • Xavier Cussó Segura, 2005. "El estado nutritivo de la población española 1900-1970. Análisis de las necesidades y disponibilidades de nutrientes," Historia Agraria. Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural, Sociedad Española de Historia Agraria, issue 36, pages 329-358, august.
  • Handle: RePEc:seh:journl:y:2005:i:36:m:august:p:326-358
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    1. Fogel, Robert W., 1994. "El crecimiento económico, la teoría de la población y la fisiología: La influencia de los procesos a largo plazo en la elaboración de la política económica," Revista de Historia Económica, Cambridge University Press, vol. 12(03), pages 719-762, December.
    2. Simpson, James, 1989. "La produccion agraria y el consumo español en el siglo XIX," Revista de Historia Económica, Cambridge University Press, vol. 7(02), pages 355-388, September.
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    1. Emanuele Felice & Josep Pujol Andreu, 2013. "GDP and life expectancy in Italy and Spain over the long-run (1861-2008): insights from a time-series approach," UHE Working papers 2013_06, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Departament d'Economia i Història Econòmica, Unitat d'Història Econòmica.

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    Keywords

    nutritional status; food production; consumption; Spain; 20th century;

    JEL classification:

    • N33 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: Pre-1913
    • N34 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - Europe: 1913-
    • N53 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - Europe: Pre-1913
    • N54 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries - - - Europe: 1913-

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