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Inequality in Japan (1892-1941): Physical stature, income, and health

Bassino, Jean-Pascal

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This paper investigates the relationship between physical stature, per capita income, health, and regional inequality in Japan at the prefecture-level for the period 1892-1941. The analysis shows that inequality in income and access to health services explains differences in average height of the population across the 47 Japanese prefectures during this period and that variation in income contributed to changes in height during the 1930s. Annual regional time series of height indicate that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/20131
Source: Economics and Human Biology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2005.10.002

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