Relationship of Body Mass and Net Worth for Retirement-Aged Men and Women:

@inproceedings{Fonda2004RelationshipOB,
  title={Relationship of Body Mass and Net Worth for Retirement-Aged Men and Women:},
  author={Stephanie J. Fonda and Nancy H. Fultz and Kristi Rahrig Jenkins and Laura Wheeler and Linda A. Wray},
  year={2004}
}
This article examines linkages between body weight and socioeconomic status (SES) among Americans at or near retirement age. The authors hypothesize that (a) body weight relates negatively to SES, (b) this relationship is greater for women than men, and (c) the relationship attenuates when health, employment, and marital status are controlled. We use the 1992 Health and Retirement Study for this examination. SES is measured as net worth. Body weight is measured as body mass index and… CONTINUE READING

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