Height and health in the United Kingdom 1815–1860 : evidence from the East India Company Army

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dc.contributor.author Mokyr, Joel en
dc.contributor.author Ó Gráda, Cormac
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-23T14:01:42Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-23T14:01:42Z
dc.date.copyright Copyright 1996 Academic Press, Inc. en
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.citation Explorations in Economic History en
dc.identifier.issn 0014-4983
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/380
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes the records of over 85,000 recruits from the British Isles serving in the East India Army between 1802 and 1860. It computes average heights corrected for age, occupational status, and place of origin. The main finding is that the height data provide no support for a rise in nutritional status between 1815 and 1860, and it confirms that Ireland and Scotland enjoyed somewhat better nutritional status before 1860, although the advantage of the Celtic fringe seems to decline over time. The results suggest that extreme caution should be employed in making inferences from anthropometric data regarding living standards. en
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation, Grant SES 850004. en
dc.format.extent 4304 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier Science en
dc.relation.isversionof O Gráda, C. and Mokyr, J. (1994) 'Height and Health in the United Kingdom 1815–1860 : Evidence from the East India Company Army'. In: Komlos, J. (ed.). Stature, Living Standards, and Economic Development: Essays in Anthropometric History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. en
dc.subject.lcsh Stature--British Isles--History en
dc.subject.lcsh Soldiers--British Isles--Statistics en
dc.subject.lcsh Soldiers--Anthropometry en
dc.title Height and health in the United Kingdom 1815–1860 : evidence from the East India Company Army en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorurl Cormac Ó Gráda (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://ideas.repec.org/e/pog2.html en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Email: cormac.ograda@ucd.ie; Tel: +353 1 7168305 en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0018 en
dc.internal.availability Full text not available en
dc.internal.webversions Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/exeh.1996.0007 en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 33 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 141 en
dc.identifier.endpage 168 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1006/exeh.1996.0007
dc.neeo.contributor Ó Gráda|Cormac|aut|UCD0018
dc.neeo.contributor Mokyr|Joel|aut|
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