Posts Tagged ‘standard of living’

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    Tall and Short Populations

    Feb 26, 14 • 390 Views • No Comments

    Princeton economist Angus Deaton estimates that it will take 500 years for Indian women to reach the height of English women. In The Great Escape, Dr. Deaton explains that a population could be short because of nutrition or disease. When babies consume...  [read more]

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    Economic Growth: Tall Tennis Players

    Aug 27, 13 • 303 Views • No Comments

    I was just reading about John Isner (6’10”), Juan Martin del Potro (6’6″), Milos Raonic (6’5″) and Ivo Karlovic (6’10”).  Top ranked tennis players, they represent an increasingly tall person’s sport. At...  [read more]