publication . Other literature type . Article . 2007

The Introduction of Anthropometrics into Development and Economics

Komlos, John; Meermann, Lukas;
English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: HSR (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences)
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)
Subjects
free text keywords: Wirtschaft, Geschichte, Economics, History, Basic Research, General Concepts and History of Economics, Social History, Historical Social Research, Sozialgeschichte, historische Sozialforschung, Allgemeines, spezielle Theorien und Schulen, Methoden, Entwicklung und Geschichte der Wirtschaftswissenschaften, nutrition, quantitative method, determinants, indicator, human capital, labor economics, standard of living, poverty, productivity, economic development (on national level), indicator research, population, system of indicators, undernourishment, general conditions, construction of indicators, twentieth century, health, application, Arbeitsökonomie, 20. Jahrhundert, quantitative Methode, Gesundheit, Rahmenbedingung, Indikatorensystem, Lebensstandard, Produktivität, Indikatorenbildung, Anwendung, Unterernährung, Indikatorenforschung, Wirtschaftsentwicklung, Armut, Indikator, Ernährung, Bevölkerung, Determinanten, Humankapital, historical, applied research, historisch, anwendungsorientiert, ddc:900, ddc:330
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2007

The Introduction of Anthropometrics into Development and Economics

Komlos, John; Meermann, Lukas;