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Height, socioeconomic status and marriage in Italy around 1900

Manfredini, Matteo and Breschi, Marco and Fornasin, Alessio and Seghieri, Chiara (2013) Height, socioeconomic status and marriage in Italy around 1900. Economics & Human Biology, Vol. 11 (4), p. 465-473. eISSN 1873-6130. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2012.06.004

Abstract

This study examines the role of height in the process of mate selection in two Italian populations at the turn of the twentieth century, Alghero, in the province of Sassari, and Treppo Carnico, in the province of Udine. Based on a linkage between military registers and marriage certificates, this study reveals a negative selection of short men on marriage and a differential effect of tallness by population in the process of mate choice. These findings emerge once SES is taken into account in the risk models of marriage.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:8187
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Height, marriage, anthropometrics, Italy
Subjects:Area 13 - Scienze economiche e statistiche > SECS-S/04 Demografia
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze economiche e aziendali
Publisher:Elsevier
eISSN:1873-6130
Deposited On:20 Nov 2012 10:42

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