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Econ Hum Biol. 2014 Jul;14:103-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ehb.2013.03.002. Epub 2013 Apr 10.

Estimating male and female height inequality.

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Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen, Chair Group of Agricultural and Food Economics, Weihenstephaner Steig 22, 85354 Freising, Germany. Electronic address: matthias.blum@tum.de.

Abstract

This study investigates the coefficient of variation (CV) of height of males and females as a measure of inequality. We have collected a data set on corresponding male and female height CVs from 124 populations, spanning the period between the 1840s and 1980s. The results suggest that the R(2) between the two CVs is 0.39, with the male CV being greater, indicating higher plasticity.

KEYWORDS:

Anthropometrics; Height; Height inequality; Inequality; Measurement; Stature

PMID:
23623819
DOI:
10.1016/j.ehb.2013.03.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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