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Heights of Men and Women in 19th-Century Bavaria: Economic, Nutritional, and Disease Influences
Economic factors in early childhood had more systematic influence on girls' than boys' heights and were more important than disease measures for both sexes and conditions in the 1st year of life had greater effects on adult height than those in later years.
Growing Tall but Unequal: New Findings and New Background Evidence on Anthropometric Welfare in 156 Countries, 1810–1989
Abstract This is the first initiative to collate the entire body of anthropometric evidence during the 19th and 20th centuries, on a global scale. By providing a comprehensive dataset on global
Technological and Geographical Knowledge Spillover in the German Empire 18771918
We use a newly developed data set of 39,343 high-value patents granted between 1877 and 1918 to demonstrate that technological progress during German industrialization occurred in at least four
The Changing Shape of Global Inequality 1820–2000; Exploring a New Dataset
type="main"> A new dataset for charting the development of global inequality between 1820 and 2000 is presented, based on a large variety of sources and methods for estimating (gross household)
New Evidence and New Methods to Measure Human Capital Inequality Before and During the Industrial Revolution: France and the US in the Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries
We explore pre- and early industrial inequality of numeracy using the age heaping method and anthropometric strategies. For France, we map differential numeracy between the upper and lower segments