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Physical stature and its interpretation in nineteenth century New Zealand

Kris Inwood, Les Oxley and Evan Roberts

Working Papers in Economics from University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance

Abstract: During the late nineteenth century the physical stature of New Zealandborn men stagnated, despite an apparently beneficial public health environment and growth in per-capita incomes. Stature varied by social class, with professionals and men in rural occupations substantially taller than their peers. There is not enough evidence to show that the indigenous Maori population differed in height from men of European descent.

Keywords: Physical stature; Height; Well-being; New Zealand Anthropometric history; Biological standard of living (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 N37 O56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32 pages
Date: 2008-12-24
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