Anthropometric History: What is in it for Ireland?

Histoire & Mesure, 1996 volume 11 - n°1-2. pp. 139-166.

29 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2015

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Cormac O'Grada

University College Dublin (UCD)

Date Written: December 10, 2015

Abstract

This paper offers a critical review of research published over the past decade on the connection between the stature of the Irish, on the one hand, and their health and living standards, on the other. Such work has relied on a variety of data culled from military, prison and hospital records on the heights and weights of strata of the Irish population between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. It has produced some surprising and useful findings, but the results need to be handled with caution and, if possible, in combination with other sources of information.

Keywords: Economic History, Anthrometric History, Ireland

Suggested Citation

O'Grada, Cormac, Anthropometric History: What is in it for Ireland? (December 10, 2015). Histoire & Mesure, 1996 volume 11 - n°1-2. pp. 139-166., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2702000

Cormac O'Grada (Contact Author)

University College Dublin (UCD) ( email )

Dublin 4, 4
Ireland

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