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The Weight of Success: The Body Mass Index and Economic Well-Being in Southern Africa

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  • Martin Wittenberg, 2013. "The Weight of Success: The Body Mass Index and Economic Well-Being in Southern Africa," Review of Income and Wealth, International Association for Research in Income and Wealth, vol. 59, pages 62-83, October.
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