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Height of Children in Austria-Hungary (Habsburg Monarchy), 1779-1820 (ICPSR 4361)

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This data collection was designed to ascertain the physical stature of children in Austria-Hungary (Habsburg Monarchy) in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The data supply information on the children's age, year of birth, height, and place of provenance.

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Study Description


John Komlos. HEIGHT OF CHILDREN IN AUSTRIA-HUNGARY (HABSBURG MONARCHY), 1779-1820. ICPSR04361-v1. Munich, Germany: John Komlos, University of Munich, Department of Economics [producer], 2005. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-07-20. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04361.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   body height, children, physical appearance, physical characteristics

Geographic Coverage:   Austria, Hungary, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1779--1820

Date of Collection:  

  • 1984

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Children of the Austrian-Hungarian (Habsburg) monarchy born from 1772 to 1802.

Data Types:   administrative records data


Sample:   inap.

Data Source:

Kriegsarchiv Vienna, Austria. Orphanage and military school records.


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