Height and Economic Development in Italy, 1730–1980

Peracchi Franco
CEIS Research Paper
In this paper I review evidence on the long-run relation between height and economic development in Italy. I ask three questions: What are the long-run trends of mean height and real incomes in Italy? What do we know about height dispersion? What other aspects of the distribution of height changed with economic development?
Number: 108
Keywords: Human height, economic development, Italy
JEL codes: J11, N33
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Date: Thursday 10 July 2008
Revision Date: Thursday 10 July 2008