Asymmetric Association between Exposure to Obesity and Weight Gain among Adolescents

Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we provide empirical evidence that an individual's weight gain is associated with an increase in the number of obese friends, but a decrease in that number is not associated with weight loss. Previous studies of peer effects...

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Volume: 40
Main Author: Muzhe Yang
Rui Huang
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Basingstoke Palgrave Macmillan 01.01.2014
published in: Eastern economic journal Vol. 40; no. 1; pp. 96 - 118
Data of publication: 20140101
ISSN: 0094-5056
EISSN: 1939-4632
Discipline: Economics
Public Health
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: CrossRef
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