Reference : Body mass index and social interactions from adolescence to adulthood
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Social economics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/40005
Body mass index and social interactions from adolescence to adulthood
English
Joxhe, Majlinda mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Corrado, Luisa [University of Tor Vergata-Italy]
Distante, Roberta [University of Copenhagen]
Jul-2019
Spatial Economic Analysis
Routledge
Yes
International
1742-1772
1742-1780
United Kingdom
[en] overweight ; obesity ; peer effects ; social networks ; personal history ; dynamic linear-in-means model
[en] A dynamic linear-in-means model is applied in order to analyse the importance of social ties for the body weight-related behaviour of US youth. The methodology shows how to estimate peer effects free of the ‘reflection problem’ in a dynamic context where individual and group-specific unobservable effects are controlled for. The results show that the main drivers for the body weight-related behaviour are past and peer effects. For individuals who were normal weight or obese during adolescence, past and peer effects are shown to be both relevant. Peer effects, instead, explain more the variation in the body mass index (BMI) for individuals who were overweight during adolescence, showing in this way the importance of social interactions for body weight-related behaviour.
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/40005
10.1080/17421772.2019.1626020

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