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Body mass index in families: spousal correlation, endogeneity, and intergenerational transmission

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  • Jason Abrevaya

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  • Hongfei Tang

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  • Jason Abrevaya & Hongfei Tang, 2011. "Body mass index in families: spousal correlation, endogeneity, and intergenerational transmission," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 41(3), pages 841-864, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:41:y:2011:i:3:p:841-864 DOI: 10.1007/s00181-010-0403-6
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    1. Yichen Gao & Yu Zhang & Ximing Wu, 2015. "Penalized exponential series estimation of copula densities with an application to intergenerational dependence of body mass index," Empirical Economics, Springer, pages 61-81.
    2. Palali, Ali & van Ours, Jan C., 2015. "Love conquers all but nicotine; spousal peer effects on the decision to quit smoking," CEPR Discussion Papers 10860, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    3. Wen, Kuangyu & Wu, Ximing, 2017. "Smoothed kernel conditional density estimation," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 152(C), pages 112-116.

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    Keywords

    Body mass index; Endogeneity; Familial correlation; I10; I12;

    JEL classification:

    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior

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