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The Resource Explaining long-term trends in health and longevity, Robert W. Fogel

Explaining long-term trends in health and longevity, Robert W. Fogel

Label
Explaining long-term trends in health and longevity
Title
Explaining long-term trends in health and longevity
Statement of responsibility
Robert W. Fogel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Explaining Long-Term Trends in Health and Longevity is a collection of essays by Nobel laureate Robert W. Fogel on the theory and measurement of ageing and health-related variables. Dr Fogel analyzes historic data on height, health, nutrition and life expectation to provide a clearer understanding of the past, illustrate the costs and benefits of using such measures and note the difficulties of drawing conclusions from data intended for different purposes. Dr Fogel explains how the basic findings of the anthropomorphic approach to historical analysis have helped reinterpret the nature of economic growth. Rising life expectancies and lower disease rates in countries experiencing economic growth highlight the importance of improving nutrition and agricultural productivity"--
  • "This book collects several of Robert W. Fogel's papers on the nuances of anthropometric data. While often difficult to work with, these data have provided economists, demographers, economic historians, and epidemiologists the opportunities to make major contributions to the understanding of long-term changes in health, healthcare costs, and the physiology of aging"--
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StDuBDS
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Explaining long-term trends in health and longevity, Robert W. Fogel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Foreword Stanley Engerman; 2. Secular changes in American and British stature and nutrition; 3. Second thoughts on the European escape from hunger: famines, chronic malnutrition, and mortality rates; 4. Trends in physiological capital: implications for equity in health care; 5. Changes in disparities and chronic diseases through the course of the twentieth century; 6. Some common problems in analysis and measurement; 7. Afterword: a conversation with the author
Control code
FIEb17154650
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 174 pages
Isbn
9781107665811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785871981
Label
Explaining long-term trends in health and longevity, Robert W. Fogel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Foreword Stanley Engerman; 2. Secular changes in American and British stature and nutrition; 3. Second thoughts on the European escape from hunger: famines, chronic malnutrition, and mortality rates; 4. Trends in physiological capital: implications for equity in health care; 5. Changes in disparities and chronic diseases through the course of the twentieth century; 6. Some common problems in analysis and measurement; 7. Afterword: a conversation with the author
Control code
FIEb17154650
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 174 pages
Isbn
9781107665811
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)785871981

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