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Income-based inequality of adolescent obesity in Australia

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We investigate the magnitude and drivers of income-based inequality of adolescent obesity. Using the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey, we estimate a concentration index of –0.1225. We also demonstrate that the inequality doubled between the years 2006 and 2014. In a decomposition analysis, we show that the greatest contributors to the observed inequality in adolescent obesity rates are socioeconomic status and maternal obesity status.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • James, A., Mendolia, S., & Paloyo, A. R. (2021). Income-based inequality of adolescent obesity in Australia. Economics Letters, 198. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2020.109665

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85097081202

Volume


  • 198

Abstract


  • We investigate the magnitude and drivers of income-based inequality of adolescent obesity. Using the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey, we estimate a concentration index of –0.1225. We also demonstrate that the inequality doubled between the years 2006 and 2014. In a decomposition analysis, we show that the greatest contributors to the observed inequality in adolescent obesity rates are socioeconomic status and maternal obesity status.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • James, A., Mendolia, S., & Paloyo, A. R. (2021). Income-based inequality of adolescent obesity in Australia. Economics Letters, 198. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2020.109665

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85097081202

Volume


  • 198