Navigation Links
New data reveals that the average height of European males has grown by 11cm in just over a century
Date:9/1/2013

The average height of European males increased by an unprecedented 11cm between the mid-nineteenth century and 1980, according to a new paper published online today in the journal Oxford Economic Papers. Contrary to expectations, the study also reveals that average height actually accelerated in the period spanning the two World Wars and the Great Depression.

Timothy J. Hatton, Professor of Economics at the University of Essex and the Research School of Economics at Australian National University in Canberra, examined and analysed a new dataset for the average height (at the age of around 21) of adult male birth cohorts, from the 1870s to 1980, in fifteen European countries. The data were drawn from a variety of sources. For the most recent decades the data were mainly taken from height-by-age in cross sectional surveys. Meanwhile, observations for the earlier years were based on data for the heights of military conscripts and recruits. The data is for men only as the historical evidence for women's heights is severely limited.

Professor Hatton said, "Increases in human stature are a key indicator of improvements in the average health of populations. The evidence suggests that the improving disease environment, as reflected in the fall in infant mortality, is the single most important factor driving the increase in height. The link between infant mortality and height has already been demonstrated by a number of studies." Infant mortality rates fell from an average of 178 per thousand in 1871-5 to 120 per thousand in 1911-15. They then plummeted to 41 in 1951-5 and 14 in 1976-80.

In northern and middle European countries (including Britain and Ireland, the Scandinavian countries, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, and Germany) there was a "distinct quickening" in the pace of advance in the period spanning the two World Wars and the Great Depression. This is striking because the period largely predates the wide implementation of ma
'/>"/>

Contact: Kirsty Doole
kirsty.doole@oup.com
44-018-653-55439
Oxford University Press
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. UCI-led study reveals how SARS virus hijacks host cells
2. Pottery residue reveals spice use in prehistoric European cuisine
3. Scientific breakthrough reveals how vitamin B12 is made
4. Global investigation reveals true scale of ocean warming
5. Study reveals potential role of love hormone oxytocin in brain function
6. Bees under threat from disease-carrying bumblebee imports, research reveals
7. First global atlas of marine plankton reveals remarkable underwater world
8. Fear factor: Missing brain enzyme leads to abnormal levels of fear in mice, reveals new research
9. Surprise finding reveals how adaptive our immune systems can be
10. New study reveals important role of insulin in making breast milk
11. Study reveals ancient jigsaw puzzle of past supercontinent
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/15/2014)... Oct. 15, 2014   Neurotechnology , a ... the availability of the VeriLook Surveillance 3.0 ... provides real-time biometric face identification using live video ... cameras. The new version not only identifies faces ... from objects while they are moving through the ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... (Oct. 14, 2014)—It,s been millions of years since ... team led by Ohio University scientists is breathing life ... airflow through dinosaur snouts. The research has important implications ... breathe but to enhance the sense of smell and ... animals," said Ohio University doctoral student Jason Bourke, lead ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... a new kind of stem cell that can become either ... vessels, according to a study published today in the journal ... cell type contradicts current theory on how organs arise from ... origins of, and future treatment for, liver cancer., Thanks to ... complex being made up of more than 200 cell types. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):VeriLook Surveillance 3.0 SDK Identifies Faces and Moving Objects, Differentiates Pedestrians from Other Moving Objects in Video Surveillance Systems 2VeriLook Surveillance 3.0 SDK Identifies Faces and Moving Objects, Differentiates Pedestrians from Other Moving Objects in Video Surveillance Systems 3Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain 2Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain 3Stem cell discovery challenges dogma on how fetus develops; holds insights for liver cancer and reg 2Stem cell discovery challenges dogma on how fetus develops; holds insights for liver cancer and reg 3
... Calif., Feb. 6, 2008 A study by UC ... boosts plant growth by an average of 20 percent, ... to nitrogen pollution. Faster plant growth means the ... thought, though long-term climate effects are unclear. Over the ...
... anniversary events, the University of Leicester is joining with ... support for research in the Lakes of Kenyas Rift ... Past, Present & Future, to be held at Vaughan ... longstanding research from the Universitys Departments of Biology and ...
... Universitys Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center have developed ... a key component of novel molecular biosensor technology ... can be used to monitor biological activities of ... in real time, are described in the February ...
Cached Biology News:Nitrogen pollution boosts plant growth in tropics by 20 percent 2Citizen Science -- a celebration of partnership between academia and local people 2Carnegie Mellon scientists develop fluorescent proteins for live cell imaging, biosensor design 2Carnegie Mellon scientists develop fluorescent proteins for live cell imaging, biosensor design 3
(Date:10/18/2014)... 18, 2014 The Asia-Pacific Bio-based ... segments the bio-based advanced phase change material market ... , Browse through the TOC of the Asia-Pacific ... get an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. ... in the Asia-Pacific bio-based advanced phase change material ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display market report ... analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was valued ... reach $380.0 million by 2018, at a CAGR of ... TOC of the Asia-Pacific LCoS display market report, to ... also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of the ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... The report " Cloud Analytics Market [Cloud ... Machine; Video; Predictive Analytics: Global Advancements, Delivery Models, ... (2013 - 2018) ", defines and segments the ... with an in-depth analysis and forecasting of market ... this market, various restraints, and opportunities impacting it ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... DIEGO and HILDEN, Germany ...   , Translational research in ... capabilities being presented at the American Society of ... of 250,000-plus DNA samples linked to Ingenuity ® ... depth for genomic analysis  Ingenuity ® ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials Market is estimated to grow to $39.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials Market is estimated to grow to $39.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials Market is estimated to grow to $39.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4The Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display market is expected to reach $380.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display market is expected to reach $380.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 2QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 3QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 4QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 5QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 6
... ROCKVILLE, Md. , July 15 ... immunotherapeutics to treat autoimmune disorders, cancer and infectious diseases, ... has awarded the company three new grants representing total ... help MacroGenics further advance its Dual-Affinity Re-Targeting (DART), or ...
... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , July 14 Sermo ... the Sermo Client Center. Based on four years of client ... Client Center meets demands for enhanced navigation, mining and monitoring ... posts, 1 million comments and nearly 4 million votes, Sermo ...
... Using chemical labeling and mass spectrometry-based techniques, Mark Chance, ... of Medicine Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics and professor ... the Case Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics; and a ... first time, were able to take a high resolution ...
Cached Biology Technology:MacroGenics Receives NIH Grant Funding of $9.8M for Three Projects; Funding Further Advances DART Platform and Infectious Disease Portfolio 2MacroGenics Receives NIH Grant Funding of $9.8M for Three Projects; Funding Further Advances DART Platform and Infectious Disease Portfolio 3MacroGenics Receives NIH Grant Funding of $9.8M for Three Projects; Funding Further Advances DART Platform and Infectious Disease Portfolio 4Sermo Announces New Client Center with Advanced Mining and Monitoring of Organic Physician Dialog 2Sermo Announces New Client Center with Advanced Mining and Monitoring of Organic Physician Dialog 3Case Western Reserve University-led team takes high resolution photo of a K+ channel 2Case Western Reserve University-led team takes high resolution photo of a K+ channel 3
... StatMatic I provides a convenient and affordable ... work. Used with an eight-port disposable manifold, ... possible with multi-channel pipettes. The eight-port manifold, ... volumes of 100, 200, 250, or 300mL ...
These 25x25 square No.1 Corning cover glasses are made from No. 0211 zinc titania glass and are 0.16 to 0.19mm thick. • Approx. Pcs Oz : 102...
... Science FLA-8000 Fluorescent Image Analyzer features fluorescent ... laser imaging system. This powerful new research ... fluorescent dyes or radioisotopes at resolutions meeting ... Speed, image quality and flexibility make the ...
...
Biology Products: