The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Anthropometric History

  • John Komlos
Reference work entry


Anthropometric history is the study of human size as an indicator of how well the human organism fared during childhood and adolescents in its socio-economic and epidemiological environment. The development of this field has opened up new windows on the ways in which economic processes affected the populations experiencing it, such as the hidden costs of industrialization and urbanization.


Antebellum puzzle Anthropometric history Biology Cliometrics Gross national product Height Biological welfare Human Development Index Labour productivity Longevity An indicator of biological welfare Nutrition Population density Sen, A. Slaves Weight 

JEL Classifications

N0 I10 I31 N00 O10 
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