Height of Students of the Ecole Polytechnique, 1794 - 1887
- Komlos, John (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München Volkswirtschaftliche Fakultät Seminar für Wirtschaftsgeschichte)
- Historical Studies Data
AbstractIt is widely unknown that French historians in the tradition of Annales were among the first who used the methods of physical anthropology and biology to address historical issues. One of these issues is related with the then most surprising discovery of this discipline: human physical stature, able to adapt to socio-economic surroundings, has run through veritable cycles in the last quarter of the last millennium. This study aims to expand knowledge about the nutritional status of Frances’ middle class. In order to do so the physical stature of students of the Ecole Polytechnique are examined. The data set describes the distribution of height of the students of the Ecole Polytechnique de Palaiseau in the period of the French revolution and the following period of economic growth. The presented information contain month and year of matriculation, month and year of birth, province and place of origin, height in cm, head of the family and occupation of parents.
1794 / 1887
Number of Units: 13195
Number of Variables: 10
- ZA8136 (Type: ZA-No.)
Komlos, John; 1995: ´The Nutritional Status of French Students´ In: Komlos, J. (ed.); 1995: ´The Biological Standard of Living in Europe and America, 1700 – 1900´. Collected Studies Series. Aldershot: Variorum, S. 493 – 508.
Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-23