Estimating male and female height inequality

Matthias Blum

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This study investigates the coefficient of variation (CV) of height of males and females as a measure of inequality. We have collected a data set on corresponding male and female height CVs from 124 populations, spanning the period between the 1840s and 1980s. The results suggest that the R2 between the two CVs is 0.39, with the male CV being greater, indicating higher plasticity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-108
JournalEconomics and Human Biology
Early online date10 Apr 2013
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014


  • Anthropometrics; Height inequality; Height; Stature; Inequality; Measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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