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A Tropical Success Story: A Century of Improvements in the Biological Standard of Living, Colombia 1910-2002

Adolfo Enrique
Meisel-Roca
Margarita
Vega
Sábado, 1 Mayo 2004

In this paper the evolution in the average height of Colombians from 1910 to 1984 is analyzed. The anthropometric evidence reveals a sustained increase in the standard of biological welfare during this period. A database with more than 8.000.000 observat