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Height, health, and inequality: the distribution of adult heights in India
Authors: Angus Deaton
Source: American Economic Review, 2008 May; 98(2): 468–474
Topic(s): Adult health
Country: Asia
Published: MAY 2008
Abstract: The article discusses the correlation between height and health within the sub-continent of India. Speculation which has been raised regarding a positive correlation between height and wealth is mentioned. Questions which have been raised regarding whether or not height inequality between various sub-groups is an indicator of financial inequality between the sub-groups are addressed. The differences between men and women and the possibility that these differences occur due to discrimination against women are discussed.