Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/145569
Authors: 
Lorenz, Olga
Goerke, Laszlo
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Beiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2016: Demographischer Wandel - Session: Mental and Physical Health E09-V3
Abstract: 
This paper explores the causal relationship between commuting distance and height-adjusted weight (BMI) in Germany, using micro-level data for the period 2004 – 2012. In contrast to previous papers, we find no evidence that longer commutes are associated with a higher BMI. The non-existence of a relationship between BMI and commuting distance prevails when physical activity and eating habits are adjusted for.
JEL: 
D00
I12
R41
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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