Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123184
Authors: 
Dang, Rui
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 5529
Abstract: 
In this paper, we decompose body mass index (BMI) differences between Turkish immigrants and Germans in West Germany for women and men. We focus on isolating the part of BMI differences that can be explained by differences in observed socioeconomic status from the part attributable to differences in coefficients. Our results reveal that female Turkish immigrants are on average more obese than female Germans; however, there exists no significant difference in obesity among males. Our results also indicate that differences in socioeconomic status between female Turkish immigrants and Germans explain significant parts of the obesity disparities between these two groups.<p> <span style="float: left;padding-right:10px"> <img src="http://www.cesifo-group.de/dms/ifoimg/logo/cesifowp_ifoCEMIR/cesifowp_ifoCEMIR.jpg"> </span> <div style="padding-right:10px;"> This paper presents research output of the <a href="http://www.cesifo-group.de/CEMIR" target="_blank">Ifo Center of Excellence for Migration and Integration Research</a> (CEMIR) </div></p>
Subjects: 
BMI disparity
Turkish immigrants in Germany
decomposition
quantile regression
JEL: 
J15
I14
C21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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