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The introduction of anthropometrics into development and economics

Die Einführung anthropometrischer Indikatoren im Bereich der Entwicklung und Arbeitsökonomie
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Komlos, John; Meermann, Lukas

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Abstract 'The authors trace the introduction and use of anthropometric indicators (height, weight, body mass index) into development and labor economics in the late 1970s. These biological markers are used as a proxy measure for health human capital, the degree of poverty or malnutrition, net nutritional status, and productive capacity. The use of these indicators has spread rapidly after the 1980s.' (author's abstract)
Keywords application; labor economics; poverty; population; determinants; nutrition; health; human capital; indicator; construction of indicators; indicator research; system of indicators; standard of living; productivity; quantitative method; general conditions; undernourishment; economic development (on national level); twentieth century
Classification Social History, Historical Social Research; Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Economics
Method applied research; historical
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 260-270
Journal Historical Social Research, 32 (2007) 1
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works