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Life cycle development of obesity and its determinants in six European countries

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  • Cavaco, Sandra
  • Eriksson, Tor
  • Skalli, Ali

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This paper empirically examines the effect of parents’ and individuals’ own socioeconomic status on overweight and obesity, and investigates how this effect changes over the life cycle. The impact of individuals’ health behaviours on their obesity status later in life is also studied.

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  • Cavaco, Sandra & Eriksson, Tor & Skalli, Ali, 2014. "Life cycle development of obesity and its determinants in six European countries," Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 14(C), pages 62-78.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ehbiol:v:14:y:2014:i:c:p:62-78
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2014.04.003
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