The Park Place Economist
A Study on Obesity and its Relationship to Socioeconomic Background and Current Earnings
With larger meal portions and fewer natural food production methods, many suggest that people find it difficult to maintain a healthy diet. Nevertheless, certain individuals have been able to maintain a high-quality nutritional status and avoid this unhealthy condition. What are the reasons for these differences between individuals in weight outcomes? Moreover, how does this unhealthy weight outcome affect an individual’s current economic situation? In this study, I will examine the effects of socioeconomic background on obesity and test whether an individual’s weight has an impact on their present salary or wage levels.
Recommended CitationCohen '07, Ian (2007) "A Study on Obesity and its Relationship to Socioeconomic Background and Current Earnings," The Park Place Economist: Vol. 15
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