The Secular Trend in the Biological Standard of Living in the United Kingdom, 1730-1860
Corrects some of the statistical mistakes of previous studies of the trend in the height of British soldiers in the 18th and 19th centuries. Finds that heights decreased substantially in the late-18th century in keeping with many other findings. The inference is that an incipient Malthusian crisis was threatening the United Kingdom, as it did Continental Europe on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
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|Publication status:||published in Economic History Review, 1993, 46, 115-144|
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