Socioeconomic Differences in Growth Patterns

  • Charles Susanne
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 30)


Much research by physical anthropologists is concerned with differences in anthropometric characters among socioeconomic groups. Genetic and environmental hypotheses have been proposed as possible reasons for this social distribution. The genetic hypothesis assumes genetic control of anthropometric parameters, i.e., a shifting effect similar to the relation between intelligence and height, and the selection of intelligence in relation to professional groups (Schreider, 1967). These genetic differences could be intensified by positive assortative mating.


Human Growth Sexual Maturation Socioeconomic Group Socioeconomic Difference Physical Anthropologist 
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  • Charles Susanne
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  1. 1.Free University BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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