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Height Growth from Exhaustive Historical Panel Data


This article shows that two widely used data sources from the French military administration pertain to two different enlistment stages and combines these sources to build a quasi-exhaustive panel of young men around their 20s. The panel is applied to measure height growth of men born at the end of the 19th century in an economically backward small rural area of France. The one-year growth is 0:39cm and only concerns the shortest men; the tallest men already reached adult maturity. Industrial pollution imposes a growth penalty that overcomes the enhancing impact of industrial development.
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halshs-03117083 , version 1 (20-01-2021)


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Stéphane Gauthier. Height Growth from Exhaustive Historical Panel Data. 2021. ⟨halshs-03117083⟩
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