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Socio-Economic Characteristics of the Tall and not so Tall Women of India


  • Brinda Viswanathan


  • Viney Sharma



New studies are increasingly appearing based on historical data across the world that better socio-economic status is associated with taller men and women. This study based on a recent Indian data analyses the variations in height among adult women. [WOrking Paper No. 41]. URL: [].

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  • Brinda Viswanathan & Viney Sharma, 2011. "Socio-Economic Characteristics of the Tall and not so Tall Women of India," Working Papers id:4302, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:4302
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    1. Dinda, Soumyananda & Gangopadhyay, P.K. & Chattopadhyay, B.P. & Saiyed, H.N. & Pal, M. & Bharati, P., 2006. "Height, weight and earnings among coalminers in India," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 4(3), pages 342-350, December.
    2. Angus Deaton, 2008. "Height, Health, and Inequality: The Distribution of Adult Heights in India," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 98(2), pages 468-474, May.
    3. repec:pri:rpdevs:deaton_height_health_inequality_revised_ack_jan08 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Baten, Jorg & Murray, John E., 2000. "Heights of Men and Women in 19th-Century Bavaria: Economic, Nutritional, and Disease Influences," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 37(4), pages 351-369, October.
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