Are Black Women Getting Smaller?

An economist in Germany has noticed a curious trend among Americans: For the past 50 years, black women have been shrinking with each new generation. Young black women today are nearly an inch shorter than white women their age and about half an inch shorter than black women born in the late 60s, according to an analysis of CDC data by John Komlos, a professor of economics at the University of Munich in Germany. Heights by gender, class and race in Komlos' study rise and drop in waves over...Full Story
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