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The Triumph of the City: How our Greatest Invention Makes us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier
For generations, pundits have predicted the demise of cities. Given decreasing transportation and communication costs, the ease with which social and economic exchanges would be conducted would makeExpand
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The changing body: Health, nutrition, and human development in the western world since 1700
The use of biological measurements to assess living conitions is now standard practice in the social sciences. verage stature measures the net cumulative difference etween calories in the diet, lessExpand
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The Violence of Financial Capitalism
  • S. Carson
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • 1 March 2012
We are all analysts when it comes to the 2008 financial crisis, and there are as many divergent explanations as there are analysts. Some focus on the internal explanations for the crises, like WallExpand
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Racial differences in body mass indices of men imprisoned in 19th Century Texas.
  • S. Carson
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Economics and human biology
  • 1 March 2009
A limited amount of research has been done on the body mass index values of 19th century Americans. This paper uses Texas prison records to demonstrate that, in contrast to today's distributions,Expand
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The biological standard of living in 19th century Mexico and in the American West.
  • S. Carson
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Economics and human biology
  • 1 December 2005
During the mid-19th century, the United States acquired Texas and large parts of Mexican territory with the vast Mexican-born population. This paper considers the biological standard of living of theExpand
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Mexican body mass index values in the late-19th-century American West.
  • S. Carson
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Economics and human biology
  • 1 March 2007
No research has been done on the body mass index values of the 19th-century Mexican population. This paper introduces a new data source of 19th-century Mexican male inmates in American prisons andExpand
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Economic History
During World War II, over one-half million tons of bombs were dropped in area raids on German cities, destroying about one-fifth of the total housing stock nationwide. This paper provides causalExpand
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Nicholas Eberstadt, Men without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis
Abstract. Since 1965, male labor force participation rates have decreased.  Nick Eberstadt illustrates the magnitude of the decrease, proposes mostly supply-side explanations, and extends a researchExpand
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Geography, insolation, and vitamin D in nineteenth century US African-American and white statures
Using a new source of nineteenth century US state prison records I contrast the biological living conditions of comparable African-Americans and whites. Although blacks and whites today in the USExpand
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Height of female Americans in the 19th century and the antebellum puzzle.
  • S. Carson
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Economics and human biology
  • 1 March 2011
Using 19th century state prison records, this study contrasts the biological standard of living of comparable US African-American and white females during a period of relatively rapid economicExpand
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