Obesity and Life Expectancy: A Demographic Panel Data Analysis for Western World
7 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2013
Date Written: April 27, 2013
In the present paper through an empirical analysis author will point out with pane data analysis that obesity has a negative impact on life expectancy, thus supporting the view of (Joint Regional Board, 2009); (Edward, 2001). The sample covers most Western world. Data are drawn from OECD and are elaborated through the Eviews software package.
Keywords: Obesity, Health, Demography, Econometric models with panel data (single equation)
JEL Classification: I1, N3, C23
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