Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71304
Authors: 
Madden, David
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, UCD Centre for Economic Research 10/29
Abstract: 
Using the nationally representative Slan dataset we calculate concentration indices for the incidence of obesity for men and women. We finder higher concentration indices for women than for men, but we also find that concentration indices fell between 2002 and 2007. However this appears to be owing to an increased incidence of obesity amongst better off people rather than decreased obesity amongst the less well-off. A decomposition of the concentration indices suggest that the greatest contribution to the gradient comes from the combination of lower rates of obesity amongst those with 3rd level education and their higher income.
Subjects: 
Obesity
Body Mass Index
Concentration Index
Decomposition
JEL: 
I12
I31
I32
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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