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Demographic, residential, and socioeconomic effects on the distribution of nineteenth-century African-American stature

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  • Scott Carson, 2011. "Demographic, residential, and socioeconomic effects on the distribution of nineteenth-century African-American stature," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 24(4), pages 1471-1491, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:24:y:2011:i:4:p:1471-1491 DOI: 10.1007/s00148-010-0324-x
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    Keywords

    Nineteenth-century African-American stature; Insolation; Quantile regression; N31; J15; I12;

    JEL classification:

    • N31 - Economic History - - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Wealth, Religion, and Philanthropy - - - U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
    • J15 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior

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