A note on schooling and obesity

Rodolfo M. Nayga

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The effect of schooling on the odds that an individual is obese is estimated. Particular attention is given to the possible endo-geneity effect of schooling. Empirical results show that schooling has a relatively substantial negative effect on the odds that an individual is obese. The simulations generally suggest that the odds of being obese significantly decreases after 12 years of schooling for various gender, age, and ethnic population groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-72
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Health and Social Policy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Sep 11


  • Health
  • Obesity
  • Schooling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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