By Nazrul Hoque, Mary A. McGehee, Benjamin S. Bradshaw (auth.), Nazrul Hoque, Mary A. McGehee, Benjamin S. Bradshaw (eds.)

This publication combines the disciplines of utilized demography and public well-being by way of describing how utilized demographic concepts can be utilized to aid deal with public health and wellbeing matters. along with addressing the effect of getting older on well-being and health-related expenditure, cause-specific mortality, and maternal wellbeing and fitness and morbidity, the ebook presents a number of chapters on certain research and methodological issues.

The chapters supply a few assets and instruments that may be utilized in accomplishing examine geared toward selling public healthiness. those assets comprise details on quite a few wellbeing and fitness study datasets, diverse statistical methodologies for examining health-related facts and constructing innovations concerning well-being prestige, methodologies for forecasting or projecting illness incidences and linked charges, and discussions of demographic ideas used to degree inhabitants overall healthiness status.

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We find that obese individuals have much lower income elasticities than other groups and that obese women experience both significant downward mobility and lack of upward mobility. The gender differences between men and women, especially obese men and women, are striking. At the outset of this paper, we posited three possible pathways through which obesity could affect intergenerational income mobility: labor market discrimination, differential childhood position, and marriage. The literature clearly supports the hypothesis that overweight and obese women experience labor market discrimination that reduces their wages.

Programs aimed at reducing socioeconomic disparities may thus also reduce the demand for services resulting from overweight or obese status by reducing the reasons for the disparities in prevalence between minority and other populations. References Allison, D. , Fontaine, K. , Manson, J. , & Vanitalie, T. B. (1999). Annual deaths attributable to obesity in the United States. Journal of the American Medical Association, 282, 1530–1538. , & Allison, D. B. (2005). Prevalence of obesity in the United States.

Parents’ family income (ln 2007$) Log ave. parent family income % in lowest quintile % in second quintile % in middle quintile % in fourth quintile % in highest quintile Child’s Family Income (ln 2007$) Log ave. 11 −15% 4% 4% 2% −1% −10% ** * *** *** *** *** *** *** *** * Obese – normal 38 L. Fox and N. Hutto Education LTHS HS Some college BA+ Family status % Married % With children Ave. # of kids (if # child > 0) Basic demographics % Female Ave. S. 12 *** *** * *** *** *** * *** 3 The Effect of Obesity on Intergenerational Income Mobility 39 40 L.

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