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Height of Students of the Ecole Polytechnique, 1794-1887 (ICPSR 6800)

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This data collection tracks the height of students at the Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France, during the French Revolution and the period following economic growth. Information includes month of enrollment, year of enrollment, month of birth, year of birth, province, town, height measurement in centimeters, head of family, and occupation of parent.

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Study Description


Komlos, John. HEIGHT OF STUDENTS OF THE ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, 1794-1887. ICPSR06800-v1. Munich, Germany: John Komlos, University of Munich [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06800.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   body height, economic growth, historical data, vital statistics

Geographic Coverage:   France, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1794--1887

Date of Collection:  

  • 1987

Universe:   Students of the Ecole Polytechnique.

Data Types:   administrative records data



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