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聂鹏研究员有关“德国成年人肥胖和主观幸福感”的合作研究发表于Economics and Human Biology
发布者: 聂鹏 | 2023-02-24 | 8661

Obesity inequality and well-being in Germany

Fan Menga, Peng Nie b,a, c,d and Alfonso Sousa-Pozaa,c

a Institute for Health Care & Public Management, University of Hohenheim, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany

b School of Economics and Finance, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 710061 Xi’an, China

c IZA, Bonn, Germany

d Health Econometrics and Data Group, University of York, United Kingdom

Abstract

Using 2002-2018 German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) data for German adults aged 18+, this study measures changes in the body mass index (BMI) distribution and obesity inequality to estimate the relation between the latter and subjective well-being. In addition to documenting a significant association between the various measures of obesity inequality and subjective well-being, especially among women, we show a significant increase in obesity inequality, particularly among females and those with low education and/or low income. This rising inequality points to the need to combat obesity through initiatives targeted at specific sociodemographic groups.

Keywords: obesity inequality; subjective well-being; obesity; overweight; Germany

Weblink: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2023.101236