Welfare Trends Among the Yoruba in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Anthropometric Evidence

TitleWelfare Trends Among the Yoruba in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Anthropometric Evidence
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsEltis, D
JournalThe Journal of Economic History
Volume50
Pagination521
ISBN Number0022-0507
KeywordsHistory, Nutrition, Social conditions & trends
Abstract

  The relationship between the stature of the Yoruba and social structures is discussed. The Yoruba were taller in the 19th century due to a superior nutritional status made possible by Yoruba towns.