Tall and Shrinking Muslims, Short and Growing Europeans: the Long-run Welfare

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In this study we estimate for the first time anthropometric values for eight countries in the Middle East for the period 1850-1910, and we follow those countries until the 1980s using Baten’s (2006) estimates, and using additional Iranian data. We compare those trends with GDP and real wage data and find that the Middle East had a good position during the… (More)

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