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Young Adult Obesity and Household Income: Effects of Unconditional Cash Transfers.

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Akee, R; Simeonova, E; Copeland, W; Angold, A; Costello, EJ
Published in: Am Econ J Appl Econ
April 1, 2013

We investigate the effect of household cash transfers during childhood on young adult body mass indexes (BMI). The effects of extra income differ depending on the household's initial socioeconomic status (SES). Children from the initially poorest households have a larger increase in BMI relative to children from initially wealthier households. Several alternative mechanisms are examined. Initial SES holds up as the most likely channel behind the heterogeneous effects of extra income on young adult BMI. (JEL D14, H23, H75, I12, J13, J15).

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Am Econ J Appl Econ

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1945-7782

Publication Date

April 1, 2013

Volume

5

Issue

2

Start / End Page

1 / 28

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • 3801 Applied economics
  • 1402 Applied Economics
 

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Akee, R., Simeonova, E., Copeland, W., Angold, A., & Costello, E. J. (2013). Young Adult Obesity and Household Income: Effects of Unconditional Cash Transfers. Am Econ J Appl Econ, 5(2), 1–28. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.5.2.1
Akee, Randall, Emilia Simeonova, William Copeland, Adrian Angold, and E Jane Costello. “Young Adult Obesity and Household Income: Effects of Unconditional Cash Transfers.Am Econ J Appl Econ 5, no. 2 (April 1, 2013): 1–28. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.5.2.1.
Akee R, Simeonova E, Copeland W, Angold A, Costello EJ. Young Adult Obesity and Household Income: Effects of Unconditional Cash Transfers. Am Econ J Appl Econ. 2013 Apr 1;5(2):1–28.
Akee, Randall, et al. “Young Adult Obesity and Household Income: Effects of Unconditional Cash Transfers.Am Econ J Appl Econ, vol. 5, no. 2, Apr. 2013, pp. 1–28. Pubmed, doi:10.1257/app.5.2.1.
Akee R, Simeonova E, Copeland W, Angold A, Costello EJ. Young Adult Obesity and Household Income: Effects of Unconditional Cash Transfers. Am Econ J Appl Econ. 2013 Apr 1;5(2):1–28.

Published In

Am Econ J Appl Econ

DOI

ISSN

1945-7782

Publication Date

April 1, 2013

Volume

5

Issue

2

Start / End Page

1 / 28

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • 3801 Applied economics
  • 1402 Applied Economics