Title

Income-based inequality of adolescent obesity in Australia

Publication Name

Economics Letters

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.

Open Access Status

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Volume

198

Article Number

109665

Funding Sponsor

Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2020.109665