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The Effects of Childhood SNAP Use and Neighborhood Conditions on Adult Body Mass Index

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  • Thomas Vartanian

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  • Linda Houser

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  • Thomas Vartanian & Linda Houser, 2012. "The Effects of Childhood SNAP Use and Neighborhood Conditions on Adult Body Mass Index," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 49(3), pages 1127-1154, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:demogr:v:49:y:2012:i:3:p:1127-1154
    DOI: 10.1007/s13524-012-0115-y
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    Neighborhoods; SNAP; Food Stamps; BMI; Obesity;

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