Does More Money Make You Fat ? The Effects of Quasi-Experimental Income Transfers on Adolescent and Young Adult Obesity

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  title={Does More Money Make You Fat ? The Effects of Quasi-Experimental Income Transfers on Adolescent and Young Adult Obesity},
  author={Randall K. Q. Akee and Emilia Simeonova and William S. Copeland and Adrian Angold and Elizabeth Jane Costello},
  year={2010}
}
Does More Money Make You Fat? The Effects of Quasi-Experimental Income Transfers on Adolescent and Young Adult Obesity This paper examines how exogenous income transfers during adolescence affect contemporaneous body mass index (BMI) measures and young adult obesity rates using evidence from the Great Smoky Mountains Study of Youth. The effects of extra income differ depending on the households’ initial socio-economic status, tracing out an inverted U-shaped relationship between initial income… CONTINUE READING
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