Inferring the economic standard of living and health from cohort height: Evidence from modern populations in developing countries.

@article{Akachi2015InferringTE,
  title={Inferring the economic standard of living and health from cohort height: Evidence from modern populations in developing countries.},
  author={Yoko Akachi and David Canning},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={114-28}
}
Average adult height is a physical measure of the biological standard of living of a population. While the biological and economic standards of living of a population are very different concepts, they are linked and may empirically move together. If this is so, then cohort heights can also be used to make inferences about the economic standard of living and health of a population when other data are not available. We investigate how informative this approach is in terms of inferring income… CONTINUE READING

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