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Height increases in the Czech Republic and Slovakia illustrate the effect of self-determination on citizens’ well-being

Costa-i-Font, Joan ORCID: 0000-0001-7174-7919 and Kossarova, Lucia (2015) Height increases in the Czech Republic and Slovakia illustrate the effect of self-determination on citizens’ well-being. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 Jul 2015). Website.

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Abstract

What does a nation’s height tell us about the well-being of its citizens? As Joan Costa Font and Lucia Kossarova write, an increase in the average height of a population is regarded as an indicator of an improvement in well-being, with this effect being linked to changes in social conditions. Based on a case study of Czechoslovakia, they argue that improvements in the capacity for self-determination in the country, linked both to the transition to a liberal democracy and the state’s separation into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, led to an improvement in citizens’ well-being, as indicated by an improvement in the average height of the population.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2020 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71117

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