Heights and Real Wages in the 18th and 19th Centuries: An International Overview

@inproceedings{Baten2000HeightsAR,
  title={Heights and Real Wages in the 18th and 19th Centuries: An International Overview},
  author={J. Baten},
  year={2000}
}
When economic historians first became interested in the study of human stature during the 1970s, they hoped to find a proxy for income that would allow estimates for time periods and regions that could not be studied otherwise. They employed the finding of human biologists that average (not individual) human stature was influenced by the quality of nutrition, the disease environment and physical exertion. As people experiencing income growth usually tend to buy better food and medical goods for… Expand
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