The income body weight gradients in the developing economy of China.

  title={The income body weight gradients in the developing economy of China.},
  author={Darjusch Tafreschi},
  journal={Economics and human biology},
  • Darjusch Tafreschi
  • Published 2015
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Economics and human biology
  • Existing theories predict the income gradient of individual body weight to change sign from positive to negative in process of economic development. However, there are only few empirical studies which test this hypothesis. This paper adds to the literature on that topic by investigating the case of China. Using individual and community data from 1991 to 2009 waves of the China Health and Nutrition Survey regression analyses suggest that after controlling for important confounding factors (1… CONTINUE READING
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