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Height, Body Mass Index and Demographic Changes in the Asian Giants

Height, Body Mass Index and Demographic Changes in the Asian Giants

Prof Timothy Hatton, Prof Xin Meng and Dr Daniel Suryadarma

This project aims to examine and explain trends in height and body mass index of the populations of the three Asian Giants, China, India and Indonesia, and to explore the links with two key demographic developments: fertility decline and urbanization. The three parts of the project are (a) Using anthropometric survey data on adults, to compare, contrast and analyse trends at the national and regional levels; (b) To examine the relationship between adult height and childhood family size using econometric methods that account for possible endogeneity; (c) To examine the link between individual BMI and rural or urban residence paying special attention to rural-urban migrants.

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