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The Economic Future in Historical Perspective$
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Paul A. David and Mark Thomas

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263471

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.001.0001

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Height and the High Life: What Future for a Tall Story?

Height and the High Life: What Future for a Tall Story?

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(p.418) (p.419) 14. Height and the High Life: What Future for a Tall Story?
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The Economic Future in Historical Perspective
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Timothy Leunig

Hans-Joachim Voth

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0015

This chapter discusses height as a reliable indicator of health status and standard of living. It also suggests that mapping from height to other measures of well-being has attracted the attention of economic historians. The history of heights may prove to be a useful means by which economic historians can better explain the past. The first area is social history, and in particular family history, in the developed world. The second is the economic history of those countries or areas with limited amounts of other data.

Keywords:   height, health status, standard of living, social history, economic history

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