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Title The Oxford handbook of economics and human biology / edited by John Komlos and Inas R. Kelly
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 831 pages): illustrations
Series Oxford handbooks
Oxford handbooks.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS AND HUMAN BIOLOGY -- Introduction / John Komlos -- 1. Growth Faltering in the First Thousand Days after Conception and Catch-up Growth / Jere R. Behrman -- 2. Biological Measures of Well-Being / Richard H. Steckel -- 3. Crisis and Human Biology / Tom S. Vogl -- 4. The Biological Standard of Living in Europe from the Late Iron Age to the Little Ice Age / Nikola Koepke -- 5. Econometrics of Economics and Human Biology / Dhaval Dave -- pt. II BIOLOGICAL MEASURES AS AN OUTCOME -- 6. Body Mass Index Through Time: Explanations, Evidence, and Future Directions / Scott A. Carson -- 7. Health, Body Weight, and Obesity / Julian Reif -- 8. Inequality and Heights / Matthias Blum -- 9. Adult Weight and Height of Native Populations / Ricardo Godoy -- 10. Slave Heights / Richard H. Steckel -- 11. Female Heights and Economic Development: Theory and Evidence / Deborah Oxley -- 12. The Impact of Socioeconomic Inequality on Children's Health and Well-Being / Richard G. Wilkinson -- 13. Growth and Maturation of Children and Adolescents: Variability Due to Genetic and Environmental Factors / Alan D. Rogol -- 14. Global Perspectives on Economics and Biology / Jorg Baten -- 15. Global BMI Trends / Martin Wabitsch -- 16. Poverty and Obesity in Developed Countries / Muzhe Yang -- pt. III BIOLOGICAL MEASURES AS AN INPUT TO MONETARY OUTCOMES, PRODUCTIVITY, AND WELFARE -- 17. Biomarkers as Inputs / Stephen F. Lehrer -- 18. How Genetics Can Inform Health Economics / George L. Wehby -- 19. Twins Studies in Economics / Jere R. Behrman -- 20. Public and Private Returns to Investing in Nutrition / David E. Sahn -- 21. The Double Burden of Malnutrition / Yang Wang -- 22. Biological Health Risks and Economic Development / Duncan Thomas -- 23. Obesity and Income Inequality in OECD Countries / Dejun Su -- 24. Height and Wages / Olaf Hubler -- 25. Why Do People with Higher Body Weight Earn Lower Wages? / Jane Greve -- 26. Wealth and Weight / Jay L. Zagorsky -- 27. Family Economics and Obesity / Sven E. Wilson -- 28. Obesity and Welfare Regimes / Avner Offer -- 29. Children's Anthropometrics and Later Disease Incidence / Karri Silventoinen -- 30. Birth Weight as an Indicator of Human Welfare / W. Peter Ward -- 31. A Pound of Flesh: The Use of Birthweight as a Measure of Human Capital Endowment in Economics Research / Dalton Conley -- 32. Neuroeconomics: A Flourishing Field / Daniel Houser -- pt. IV REGIONAL STUDIES -- 33. The African Enigma: The Mystery of Tall African Adults Despite Low National Incomes Revisited / Kalle Hirvonen -- 34. East Asia on the Rise: The Anthropometric History of China, Japan, and Korea / Daniel Jong Schwekendiek -- 35. Economics and Human Biology in Latin America / Moramay Lopez-Alonso -- 36. Racial Differences in Health in the United States: A Long-Run Perspective / Robert A. Margo -- 37. Antebellum Puzzle: The Decline in Heights at the Onset of Modern Economic Growth / Lee A. Craig -- 38. The Anthropometric History of the Mediterranean World / Brian A'Hearn
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Human biology -- Economic aspects.
Biological Phenomena.
Body Weights and Measures -- economics.
Economics, Medical.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Form Electronic book
Author Kelly, Inas Rashad, editor
Komlos, John, 1944- editor
ISBN 0199389306 (electronic bk.)
9780199389308 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)
Other Titles Economics and human biology