The gender gap in the biological living standard in Spain. A study based on the heights of an elite migration to Mexico, 1840-1930

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dc.contributor.author Santiago Caballero, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-23T15:58:07Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-23T15:58:07Z
dc.date.issued 2021-05
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Santiago-Caballero, C. (2021). The gender gap in the biological living standard in Spain. A study based on the heights of an elite migration to Mexico, 1840-1930. Economics & Human Biology,41, p.100993
dc.identifier.issn 1570-677X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34223
dc.description.abstract This paper examines the evolution of the statures of Spanish male and female migrants who entered Mexico between the mid-nineteenth and the mid-twentieth century. Using the information contained in the National Registry of Foreigners created by the Mexican government, the paper also estimates the evolution of the gap between male and female migrants’ heights. The inclusion of women and their heights in the registry allows the estimation of both male and female heights and the analysis of their evolution for a group of comparable individuals. The results show that Spanish migrants to Mexico grew taller between 1840 and 1930, and also reveal their character as a highly qualified group, with heights similar to those of the Latin-American elites and considerably higher than the statures of those who remained in Spain. In the long term, the differences between men and women decreased from more than 10 cm in the cohorts born in the mid-nineteenth century, to around 8–9 centimetres in the early twentieth century, coinciding with a period of profound economic and social transformations.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2021
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Gender gap
dc.subject.other Heights
dc.subject.other Migrations
dc.title The gender gap in the biological living standard in Spain. A study based on the heights of an elite migration to Mexico, 1840-1930
dc.type article
dc.subject.jel D6
dc.subject.jel J24
dc.subject.jel N0
dc.subject.jel N33
dc.subject.jel O15
dc.subject.eciencia Sociología
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2021.100993
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 11
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Economics & Human Biology
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 41
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000028701
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