3. Longitudinal Studies of Human Growth and Health: A Review of Recent Historical Research

  1. David Greasley3 and
  2. Les Oxley4
  1. Kris Inwood1 and
  2. Evan Roberts2

Published Online: 9 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346725.ch3

Economics and History: Surveys in Cliometrics

Economics and History: Surveys in Cliometrics

How to Cite

Inwood, K. and Roberts, E. (2011) Longitudinal Studies of Human Growth and Health: A Review of Recent Historical Research, in Economics and History: Surveys in Cliometrics (eds D. Greasley and L. Oxley), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346725.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Edinburgh, UK

  2. 4

    University of Canterbury, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Guelph, Canada

  2. 2

    University of Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337808

Online ISBN: 9781444346725

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Keywords:

  • human growth and health;
  • change in individual circumstances across time;
  • stature and weight as measures of human welfare;
  • height, summary measure of net nutrition;
  • anthropometric evidence in economics;
  • Steckel and Trussel's use of growth velocities;
  • early-life environmental influences;
  • body composition, morbidity and mortality;
  • mortality risk, function of height, weight;
  • anthropometric history and living standards

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anthropometric Measures of Living Standards

  • Anthropometric History

  • The Relationship Between Body Composition, Morbidity and Mortality

  • Discussion and Conclusion

  • References