Height, health, and inequality: The distribution of adult heights in India

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The article discusses the correlation between height and health within the sub-continent of India. Speculation which has been raised regarding a positive correlation between height and wealth is mentioned. Questions which have been raised regarding whether or not height inequality between various sub-groups is an indicator of financial inequality between the sub-groups are addressed. The differences between men and women and the possibility that these differences occur due to discrimination against women are discussed.

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  • Angus Deaton

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