Anthropometric History: Heights, Weights, and Economic Conditions

Authored by: Scott Alan Carson

Routledge Handbook of Modern Economic History

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415677042
eBook ISBN: 9780203075616
Adobe ISBN: 9781135121211


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Measuring and accounting for economic growth is among the economic historian’s leading objectives. To better understand living conditions during economic development, anthropometrics is the application of economic theory and statistics to changes in the dimensions of the human body.

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