Child and Adolescent Obesity in Ireland: A Longitudinal Perspective

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Title: Child and Adolescent Obesity in Ireland: A Longitudinal Perspective
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7858
Date: Aug-2016
Abstract: This paper examines developments in childhood and adolescent obesity in Ireland using two waves of the Growing Up in Ireland survey. Obesity appears to level off between the two waves though there is tentative evidence that the socioeconomic gradient, measured with respect to maternal education and family income, becomes steeper. Exploiting the longitudinal nature of the data, transitions into and out of obesity are examined, with higher rates of transition into obesity observed for those whose mothers have the lowest level of education. Decomposition of the concentration index with respect to income reveals a greater role for income related obesity mobility rather than obesity related income mobility.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Keywords: Obesity;Socioeconomic gradient;Longitudinal
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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