BMI Mobility and Obesity Transitions Among Children in Ireland

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Title: BMI Mobility and Obesity Transitions Among Children in Ireland
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
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Date: Sep-2019
Online since: 2019-09-26T11:47:26Z
Abstract: This paper examines mobility and changes in Body Mass Index (BMI) for a sample of Irish children across three waves of the longitudinal Growing Up in Ireland dataset. Particular attention is paid to transitions across the key BMI thresholds of overweight and obesity. Analysis is carried out by gender and by maternal education. In general, the degree of mobility appears to be relatively limited although it is greater than for the mothers of the children over the same time period. There is relatively little variation by gender and maternal education apart from some indication of less mobility out of obesity for girls.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Start page: 1
End page: 47
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series; WP2019/22
Copyright (published version): 2019 the Author
Keywords: ObesityMobilityTransitions
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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