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Measuring UpA History of Living Standards in Mexico, 1850-1950$
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Moramay Lopez-Alonso

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804773164

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804773164.001.0001

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The Measure of Weil-Being and Growth

The Measure of Weil-Being and Growth

Why and How Do We Use Heights to Understand Living Standards?

(p.61) Chapter 1 The Measure of Weil-Being and Growth
Measuring Up
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This chapter discusses the concept of well-being and living standards and presents the methods and sources employed in the analysis of the history of living standards in Mexico. It compares different methods for evaluating material living standards including gross domestic product, demographic variables, price, and wages and explains the advantages and disadvantages of each method. This chapter argues that adult heights are the best proxy for assessing the evolution of biological standards of living of Mexico's population in the period 1850–1950 and offers suggestions on how to obtain and organize information to analyze trends in height.

Keywords:   well-being, living standards, gross domestic product, demographic variables, price, wages, adult heights, Mexico

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