Antonio D. Camara

Antonio D. Camara
Universidad de Jaén | UJAEN · Departamento de Organización de Empresas, Marketing y Sociología

Doctor in Mod-Contemp History

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Additional affiliations
January 2015 - November 2017
Universidad de Jaén
Position
  • Fellow
February 2011 - December 2014
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Position
  • RyC Research Fellow
February 2011 - June 2011

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Publications (50)
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Socioeconomic inequalities and their evolution in different historical contexts have been widely studied. However, some of their dimensions remain relatively unexplored, such as the role played by socioeconomic status in the trajectory of biological living standards, especially net nutritional status. The main objective of this article is to analyz...
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The increase in one-person households is regarded as a manifestation of the process of social individualization that strengthens individuals’ ability to make lifestyle choices to the detriment of certain social institutions. However, the background circumstances to solo living can vary widely and often stem from structural determinants, such as gen...
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This article aims to assess the impact of autarchic policies on the biological dimensions of human well-being during Francoist regime in Spain. This is done by examining the nutritional status of the population through the study of male adult heights. Our case study is the Valencian Community with the focus on the period 1940-59 which witnessed the...
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The rise in one-person households is one of the most significant sociodemographic phenomena Western societies have undergone since the mid-twentieth century. It is a phenomenon of particular interest in societies where family has traditionally held an important role in determining living arrangements. In Spain, only 4.1% of the population lived alo...
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The methodological model known as research-teaching nexus can be considered as an strategic factor for the learning process at university in at least three different ways, namely: 1) in terms of scientific and academic productivity and competitiveness at the institutional level; 2) in terms of individual training addressed to the successful integra...
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This article analyses the evolution of nutritional inequality in Spain among cohorts born between 1840 and 1964. With male height data ( N = 358,253), the secular trend of biological well-being and intergenerational anthropometric inequalities are studied based on the coefficient of variation, height percentiles and socioeconomic categories (studen...
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This article analyses the evolution of nutritional inequality in Spain among cohorts born between 1840 and 1964. With male height data (N = 358,253), the secular trend of biological well-being and intergenerational anthropometric inequalities are studied based on the coefficient of variation, height percentiles and socioeconomic categories (student...
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Introducción: existen numerosos estudios que han utilizado datos antropométricos para aproximarse a la evolución del estado nutricional neto, pero los centrados en la evolución de las diferencias socioeconómicas en este plano del bienestar son aún escasos para España. Objetivo: analizar la evolución de la desigualdad del estado nutricional en el l...
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This article underlines the relevance of anthropometric history among the disciplines concerned with health and nutrition. The examination of changes on the nutritional status and inequality in Spain focused the 4th Anthropometric History Workshop held at the beginning of 2018 where 18 original contributions were presented and discussed. We first s...
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This volume (Nutrition Hospitalaria, Extra 5, 2018) underlines the relevance of anthropometric history among the disciplines concerned with health and nutrition. The examination of changes on the nutritional status and inequality in Spain focused the 4th Anthropometric History Workshop held at the beginning of 2018 where 18 original contributions w...
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Introducción: las variaciones generacionales en estatura son un proxy aceptado de las condiciones de vida, y específicamente del estado nutricional de una población, pero existe un debate sobre el significado de las variaciones del dimorfismo sexual a lo largo del tiempo Objetivos: testar la asociación entre el estado nutricional y los cambios en...
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Introduction: height variations across cohorts are a proxy of the evolution of living conditions and, specifically, of the nutritional status of a given population. However, the interpretation of the changes in stature sexual dimorphism are controversial. Objective: to test the association between nutritional status and the changes in height dif...
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Mortality and stature trends in Spain have been divergent with respect to some neighbor countries until the last decades of the 20th century. Once the economic trajectory of the country since the 18th century has been reviewed in a less pessimistic perspective, the interpretation of such trends becomes even more interesting as they reflect a well-k...
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This research seeks new insights concerning the relationship between environmental conditions and the anthropometric measures of a population. We analyze cohort trends and spatial patterns of physical robustness (height, weight and chest circumference) during the process of economic development in twentieth-century Spain. The data were drawn from S...
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This research copes with the impact of environmental conditions upon biological components of well-being through the analysis of trends in sexual dimorphism in height. This is aimed at distinguishing eco-sensitive differentials between men and women from gender and socioeconomic related factors. For these purposes, adult height of Spanish cohorts b...
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The project aims to analyze the evolution of inequality and nutritional poverty in Spain in the very long term since anthropometric history. The socioeconomic and environmental differences (occupation, place of residence and access to education, mainly) are analyzed. Nutritional differences at the regional level with height data from the mid - 19th...
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Knowledge about the potential effects of stressful events on smoking cessation is helpful for the design of health interventions. Previous studies on this topic tended to group together adults of all ages and of both genders. We investigate the contribution of marital and employment losses on smoking cessation by gender, specifically among older ad...
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Objective: To explore the spatial pattern of nutritional status and its evolution between the middle of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century in Spain. This period precedes the nutrition transition and it was characterized by the high prevalence of malnutrition. Methods: We use anthropometric data (province-level height means) from...
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El crecimiento de los hogares unipersonales dentro de la estructura sociodemográfica española se ha convertido en un fenómeno visible y revelador de cambios sociales. El porcentaje de población que vivía sola en 1991 era de un 4,1, de un 7,1 en 2001 y de un 9 en 2011. Todo apunta a que seguirá creciendo durante los próximos años. • Se analizan micr...
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This paper examines socioeconomic determinants of disability for the Spanish population aged 65 to 89 years, born between 1910 and 1944. To do this, we use microdata from four waves of the National Health Survey of Spain (ENSE): 1997, 2001, 2006 and 2011/12. A continuous indicator of disability based on activities of daily life is constructed which...
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This paper examines socioeconomic determinants of disability for the Spanish population aged 65 to 89 years, born between 1910 and 1944. To do this, we use microdata from four waves of the National Health Survey of Spain (ENSE): 1997, 2001, 2006 and 2011/12. A continuous indicator of disability based on activities of daily life is constructed which...
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This paper analyzes two possible determinants of disability, birth cohort and socioeconomic status, among Spanish elderly aged 65-89 living independently. We use microdata from the Spanish Health Interview Survey, particularly the self-reported ability to perform daily activities, to construct a continuous measure of disability. Multivariate linear...
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Twenty-five scientists met at Aschauhof, Altenhof, Germany, to discuss various aspects of the complex network of modern health screening, focusing on current scientific topics including medical sciences, human biology, and mathematics; on problems in implementing these results at the practical level of physicians, nurses, technicians, and engineers...
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Anthropometric history has shed light on some consequences of industrialization and urbanization on the biological dimensions of living standards across different areas of Spain. Yet the impact of these processes on specific segments of the population together with the magnitude of intra-urban differences, remain largely unexplored in this country....
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Anthropometric history has shed light on some consequences of industrialization and urbanization on the biological dimensions of living standards across different areas of Spain. Yet the impact of these processes on specific segments of the population together with the magnitude of intra-urban differences, remain largely unexplored in this country....
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Analiza la dimensión biológica del nivel de vida y la desigualdad en España en los siglos XVIII-XX y las relaciones cambiantes que se establecen entre la estatura y los indicadores de bienestar. Entre otros objetivos, estudia la variabilidad y adaptabilidad de las estaturas a los diferentes contextos ambientales, explora la vertiente biológica de l...
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La tesis explora mediante diversas ópticas de análisis complementarias entre sí (retrospectiva, de momento y longitudinal) el rol de la familia como determinante social de la salud, entendida esta última desde su dimensión subjetiva dado su encaje con la definición integral de salud que propone la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). La familia,...
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Applying anthropometric indicators like stature and sexual stature dimorphism (SSD) to the field of health and well-being faces the difficulty of disentangling the influences of nature from nurture as well as the interaction between processes of selection and adaptation to changing environmental conditions. In this paper the significance of variat...
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Background: Applying sexual stature dimorphism (SSD) to history and the social sciences faces the difficulty of disentangling nature from nurture in addition to the limitations of sources (e.g. small, fragmented or heterogeneous samples). Aim: To investigate the relationship between inter-generational changes and social differences in SSD and th...
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The association between health and partnership status is a growing concern within the social sciences. Some partnership situations exhibit positive effects on health, while partnership breakdowns display negative impacts. However, case studies show that these associations may change with age, due to potential sources of heterogeneity within a popul...
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Anthropometrics have been widely used to study the influence of environmental factors on health and nutritional status. In contrast, anthropometric geography has not often been employed to approximate the dynamics of spatial disparities associated with socio-economic and demographic changes. Spain exhibited intense disparity and change during the m...
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A partir de microdatos de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud de España (ENSE) y dedatos agregados de mortalidad del Movimiento Natural de la Población se estudia la relación entre la percepción subjetiva de la salud y las condiciones objetivas de salud en la población adulta española (mayores de 16 años). Los resultados muestran que la salud autopercibi...
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This paper applies a gender perspective to explore the relationship between the position of individuals within the household and the health-related quality of life (CVRS) among the population aged 30 to 64 living in Spain (N=13.258). Microdata from the Spanish sample of the European Health Survey of 2009 are utilized for this purpose. Multivariate...
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An ageing population may be seen as a challenge for the foundations of welfare States or as a unique opportunity to take advantage of the dramatic expansion of coexistence spans between different generations. Regarding the latter, successfully facing population ageing requires an implementation of measures which promote a collaboration and solidari...
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This paper seeks new insights concerning the health transition in 20th century Spain by analyzing both traditional (mortality-based) and alternative (anthropometric-based) health indicators. Data were drawn from national censuses, vital and cause-of-death statistics and seven National Health Surveys dating from 1987 to 2006 (almost 100,000 subjects...
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This work proposes an applied methodology based on the logistic regression to establish the sign of long-term trends in height from male anthropometric data collected since the Ancient Regime when mandatory conscription system was implemented in Spain. Data refer to male cohorts born from mid 18th century to mid 20th century. Broad cohort aggregati...
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Excess weight is becoming widespread in Spain due to changes in nutritional habits and lifestyles. Previous studies on this issue have focused on specific Spanish regions, subpopulations or relatively short time spans. This study analysed sex, age and cohort trends in the prevalence of adult overweight and obesity over the last two decades by apply...
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This work aims to enhance the period on which modern Spanish anthropometric history has developed its analysis. Data on height from adult males born between the mid 18th century and mid 20th century are presented. These data are from different conscription documentary sources and they are referred to two rural communities of Eastern Andalusia. Two...
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A través del tratamiento estadístico de los datos de la Encuesta Nacional de Salud desde 1987 se plantea la posibilidad de realizar estudios sobre la salud y sus determinantes principales en España en perspectiva longitudinal. El caso práctico que se presenta, basado en el indicador antropométrico de la estatura, demuestra la validez de la fuente p...
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This article presents a systematization of sources and data in the field of military recruitment in Spain since the last third of the 18th Century. The main aims of this work are the clarification and solution of some methodological problems that impeded to work with anthropometric data prior to 1858. Specifically, some rules are presented to conve...

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La tesis explora mediante diversas ópticas de análisis complementarias entre sí (retrospectiva, de momento y longitudinal) el rol de la familia como determinante social de la salud, entendida esta última desde su dimensión subjetiva dado su encaje con la definición integral de salud que propone la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS). La familia, por su parte, se ha concebido a lo largo de todo el trabajo como un núcleo definido por aquellas relaciones de parentesco que se localizan dentro del hogar.