SOCIAL-CLASS AND DIACHRONIC TRENDS IN PHYSIQUE IN YOUNG UNIVERSITY WOMEN
UNSPECIFIED. (1992) SOCIAL-CLASS AND DIACHRONIC TRENDS IN PHYSIQUE IN YOUNG UNIVERSITY WOMEN. JOURNAL OF BIOSOCIAL SCIENCE, 24 (2). pp. 269-279. ISSN 0021-9320Full text not available from this repository.
In a large sample of female students admitted to the University of Warwick in the period 1971-86, physique as measured by height, weight and ponderal index was examined in relation to family variables and socioeconomic class. Stature and weight both show a secular tendency to increase, and there is no indication of any slowing of rate. The different social classes do not participate equally in these trends, in a way that is difficult to reconcile with the attribution of the diachronic changes to simple improvement in environmental conditions. Maternal competence is suggested as a possible factor in the pattern of class difference.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF BIOSOCIAL SCIENCE|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 269-279|
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