Nutrition and the Decline in Mortality Since 1700: Some Preliminary Findings

@inproceedings{Fogel1984NutritionAT,
  title={Nutrition and the Decline in Mortality Since 1700: Some Preliminary Findings},
  author={R. Fogel},
  year={1984}
}
This paper uses the data in the NBER/CPE pilot sample of genealogies to create a new time series on life expectation in the U.S. since 1720. After attaining remarkably high levels toward the end of the eighteenth century, life expectation as measured by e0(10) began a decline that lasted about 80 years before beginning the new rise with which we have long been familiar. Second, time series on the average adult stature of national populations in North America and Europe are used as a measure of… Expand
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