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Cities, market integration, and going to sea: stunting and the standard of living in early nineteenth-century England and Wales.

Abstract:

A new source, 1840s Admiralty seamen's tickets, is used to explore three anthropometric issues. First, did being born in a city, with its associated disamenities, lead to stunting? Second, did being born near a city, whose markets sucked away foodstuffs, lead to stunting? Third, did child labour lead to stunting? We find that only those born in very large cities suffered a level of stunting that contemporaries could have observed. Being born near a city, which gave parents opportunities to tr...

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Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing
Journal:
Economic History Review
Volume:
62
Issue:
2
Pages:
458 - 478
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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ISSN:
0013-0117
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:c84a4550-472f-45ec-b2b7-8c4f8f393339
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15329
Deposit date:
2012-01-27

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