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New evidence on the impact of sustained exposure to air pollution on life expectancy from China’s Huai River Policy
Significance An estimated 4.5 billion people are currently exposed to particulate matter (PM) levels at least twice the concentration that the WHO considers safe. Existing evidence linking health toExpand
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Do Food Stamps Contribute to Obesity in Low�?Income Women? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979
  • M. Fan
  • Economics
  • 22 September 2009
This article estimates the effects of food stamp benefits on obesity, overweight and body mass index of low‐income women. My analysis differs from previous research in three aspects. First, weExpand
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The Effect of Air Pollution on Mortality in China: Evidence from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
By exploiting exogenous variations in air quality during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, we estimate the effect of air pollution on mortality in China. We find that a 10 percent decrease in PM10Expand
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Do Neighborhood Parks and Playgrounds Reduce Childhood Obesity?
Promoting physical activity in children is an important front battling Childhood obesity. This paper investigates if and by how much neighborhood parks and playgrounds, one of the most importantExpand
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The associations between ambient air pollution and adult respiratory mortality in 32 major Chinese cities, 2006-2010.
BACKGROUND China has experienced increasingly severe levels of air pollution in the past decades, yet studies on the health effects of air pollution in China at a national study level, remainExpand
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The Effects of Weight Perception on Adolescents’ Weight-Loss Intentions and Behaviors: Evidence from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey
  • M. Fan, Yanhong Jin
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • International journal of environmental research…
  • 1 November 2015
The objective of this study was to examine the correlation between self-perception of being overweight and weight loss intentions, eating and exercise behaviors, as well as extreme weight-lossExpand
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Overweight Misperception Among Adolescents in the United States
The purpose of this study was to examine the discrepancies between perceived and reported overweight status among U.S. adolescents, and to identify factors contributing to such discrepancies. UsingExpand
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Growth, Pollution, and Life Expectancy: China from 1991-2012
This paper examines the relationship between income, pollution, and mortality in China from 1991-2012. Using first-difference models, we document a robust positive association between city-level GDPExpand
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Growth, Pollution, and Life Expectancy: China from 1991-2012
This paper examines the relationship between income, pollution, and mortality in China from 1991-2012. Using first-difference models, we document a robust positive association between city-level GDPExpand
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Long‐Term Effects of Famine on Chronic Diseases: Evidence from China's Great Leap Forward Famine
We evaluate the long-term effects of famine on chronic diseases using China's Great Leap Forward Famine as a natural experiment. Using a unique health survey, we explore the heterogeneity of famineExpand
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