Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228170
Authors: 
Madden, David
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series No. WP19/22
Abstract: 
This paper examines mobility and changes in Body Mass Index (BMI) for a sample of Irish children across three waves of the longitudinal Growing Up in Ireland dataset. Particular attention is paid to transitions across the key BMI thresholds of overweight and obesity. Analysis is carried out by gender and by maternal education. In general, the degree of mobility appears to be relatively limited although it is greater than for the mothers of the children over the same time period. There is relatively little variation by gender and maternal education apart from some indication of less mobility out of obesity for girls.
Subjects: 
Obesity
mobility
transitions
JEL: 
I12
I14
I39
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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