Size at birth in Switzerland across the 20th century

Summary of Research

This project follows changes in size at birth (weight and length) of newborns at the maternity hospital in Basel from 1896 until 1939, and puts this earlier development in relation to most recent Swiss-wide trends and regional differences in size at birth, 1987-2015 (data source: Swiss Federal Statistical Office).

Funding

  • Mäxi Foundation