Economic Development and the Distribution of Nutritional Resources in Bavaria, 1797-1839: An Anthropometric Study

  • Joerg Baten

Abstract

This study examines and confirms Kuznets’ “Inverted U”-hypothesis of income distribution on the basis of the physical stature of Bavarian conscripts in the first half of the nineteenth century. We find that the inequality of nutritional status was greater in industrially more-developed regions and towns and that nutritional inequality increased over time. {Copyright 2000 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved}.
Published
2000-06-06
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Articles