Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Measuring UpA History of Living Standards in Mexico, 1850-1950$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use.date: 25 September 2021

Health and Nutrition: The History

Health and Nutrition: The History

(p.137) Chapter 1 Health and Nutrition: The History
Measuring Up
Stanford University Press

This chapter examines the influence of health and nutrition on the evolution of the biological standards of living in Mexico. The analysis reveals that poor health status affected the evolution of biological standards of living of the popular classes for cohorts born between 1850 and 1950 and that there were sharp contrasts in diet across social classes. This chapter argues that the unequal provision of health services, dietary habits that perpetuated nutritional deficiencies among the popular classes, and unchanging fertility patterns all played a crucial role in creating the evolution and perpetuation of unequal living standards among the Mexican population.

Keywords:   health, nutrition, biological standards of living, Mexico, popular classes, dietary habits, health services, nutritional deficiencies, unequal living standards

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.