The Evolution of Adult Height in Europe: A Brief Note

Posted: 26 Feb 2007

See all articles by Jaume Garcia I. Villar

Jaume Garcia I. Villar

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Climent Quintana-Domeque

Princeton University - Department of Economics

Abstract

This paper presents new evidence on the evolution of adult height in 10 European countries for cohorts born between 1950 and 1980 using the European Community Household Panel (ECHP), which collects height data from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. Our findings show a gradual increase in adult height across all countries. However, countries from Southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain) experienced greater gains in stature than those located in Northern Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, and Sweden).

Keywords: Europe, height, ECHP

JEL Classification: I31, J11

Suggested Citation

Garcia I. Villar, Jaume and Quintana-Domeque, Climent, The Evolution of Adult Height in Europe: A Brief Note. Economics & Human Biology, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=965174

Jaume Garcia I. Villar

Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( email )

Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27
08005 Barcelona
Spain

Climent Quintana-Domeque (Contact Author)

Princeton University - Department of Economics ( email )

Princeton, NJ 08544-1021
United States

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