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Food away from home expenditures and obesity among older Europeans: are there gender differences?


  • Andreas Drichoutis


  • Rodolfo Nayga


  • Panagiotis Lazaridis



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  • Andreas Drichoutis & Rodolfo Nayga & Panagiotis Lazaridis, 2012. "Food away from home expenditures and obesity among older Europeans: are there gender differences?," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 42(3), pages 1051-1078, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:42:y:2012:i:3:p:1051-1078 DOI: 10.1007/s00181-011-0453-4

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    Body Mass Index; Food expenditures; Instrumental variables; GMM; C3; I1; D12;

    JEL classification:

    • C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
    • D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis


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