Obesity and Poverty in America

Langer, Elizabeth M.
2012

This paper focuses on the relationship between various poverty indicators and their effects on obesity at the state level from 1995 to 2009. Using a linear regression model, poverty, food stamp usage, and crime levels are found to be significant contributors to obesity with the inclusion of exercise and education as control variables. When considering fixed effects to account for stat... read more

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