Bookcover of Essays in Anthropometric History
Booktitle:

Essays in Anthropometric History

Four Papers on the Anthropometric Past and Presence of the United States and Switzerland

AV Akademikerverlag (2012-06-11 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-42505-5

ISBN-10:
3639425057
EAN:
9783639425055
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Revision with unchanged content. Anthropometric History - the study of human stature and its secular trend - provides a powerful framework for the analysis of interactions between eco­nomic and biological processes. Medical research has established a clear link between nutritional intake, disease experience and the mean physical stature achieved by a population. This publication investigates the biological stan­dard of living in four different settings: Two of the papers present the results of an investigation into heights in the United States (or the British colonies preceding it); the other two studies focus on Switzerland. For both of the settings, one study is placed in a historical context and assesses the biological well being at the onset of and during the industrial revolution, while the other paper for each country focuses on more recent experiences during the second half of the 20th century. The results provide valuable in­sights into the standards of living of the general public over the periods under investigation and help to expand the knowledge about the general welfare for periods where other, more common indicators of well-being are either missing or unreliable.
Publishing house:
AV Akademikerverlag
Website:
http://www.akademikerverlag.de/
By (author) :
Arne Benjamin Kues
Number of pages:
144
Published at:
2012-06-11
Stock:
Available
Category:
General Social sciences
Price:
59.00 €
Keywords:
United States, Switzerland, Colonial America, Height, Anthropometrics, Anthropometric History, Biological Standard of Living

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