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Inequality of BMI dynamics: A socioeconomic and gender perspective

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The aim is to understand causal effects of gender, socio-economic status, and ageing on body mass index (BMI) of individuals in three industrialized countries which are characterized by different BMI distributions. Data comes from three large population representative panel surveys in the USA, Switzerland, and Germany including about 65 000 individuals and 254 000 measurements. Individuals report up to eleven times, measured annually (Switzerland) or bi-annually (USA and Germany). We use fixe...

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10.12682/lives.2296-1658.2016.56

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Department:
Kellogg College
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Publisher:
National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES Publisher's website
Journal:
LIVES Working Paper Journal website
Volume:
56
Pages:
1-23
Publication date:
2016-10-13
Acceptance date:
2016-09-06
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2296-1658
Pubs id:
pubs:660114
URN:
uri:61dc69b7-e5b9-46a1-b563-82ac36bda22c
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uuid:61dc69b7-e5b9-46a1-b563-82ac36bda22c
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pubs:660114

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