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El nivel de vida en el medio rural de Castilla y León. Una constatación antropométrica, 1840-1970

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  • Ricardo Hernández

    (Universidad de Valladolid)

  • Javier Moreno

    (Universidad de Valladolid)

Abstract

The aim of this job is to estimate the effects of the agrarian capitalism on Castile and León’s rural population using anthropometric indicators. Our results show that the economic growth of these areas based in extensive agriculture and food industry generated less welfare than the industrialization and a more unequal income distribution. The fall of the standards of living during the central decades of the 19th century was higher in these rural lands than in towns. Since the taller men left their villages, emigration increased these differences between rural and urban areas.

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  • Ricardo Hernández & Javier Moreno, 2009. "El nivel de vida en el medio rural de Castilla y León. Una constatación antropométrica, 1840-1970," Historia Agraria. Revista de Agricultura e Historia Rural, Sociedad Española de Historia Agraria, issue 47, pages 143-166, april.
  • Handle: RePEc:seh:journl:y:2009:i:47:m:april:p:143-166
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    1. Ramon Ramon-Muñoz & Josep-Maria Ramon-Muñoz, 2015. "Height and Industrialisation in a City in Catalonia during the Nineteenth Century," UB Economics Working Papers 2015/334, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat d'Economia i Empresa, UB Economics.

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    Keywords

    Standard of living; income distribution; height; agrarian capitalism; Castile and León;

    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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