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INFLUENCE OF OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT ON LABOUR MARKET OUTCOMES ACROSS NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES – THE CASE OF ELDERLY PEOPLE

Sotnyk, Kateryna LU (2011) NEKM02 20111
Department of Economics
Abstract
This essay investigates influence of obesity on labour market outcomes – earnings per hour and hours worked per week - across two geographical groups of European countries in a sample of elderly people of 50 years old and over. A method of lagged BMI with control for unobserved country specific effects is used. Results obtained are statistically insignificant, which could be due to a small sample and limitations of an empirical method. More countries and respondents should be included into dataset and special attention should be paid to body weight indicators of elderly people. Hence, further research in this area is required.
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author
Sotnyk, Kateryna LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKM02 20111
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
obesity, overweight, BMI, labour market outcomes, SHARE, European labour market, lagged BMI
language
English
id
1976684
date added to LUP
2011-06-22 10:33:17
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2011-06-22 10:33:17
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  abstract     = {This essay investigates influence of obesity on labour market outcomes – earnings per hour and hours worked per week - across two geographical groups of European countries in a sample of elderly people of 50 years old and over. A method of lagged BMI with control for unobserved country specific effects is used. Results obtained are statistically insignificant, which could be due to a small sample and limitations of an empirical method. More countries and respondents should be included into dataset and special attention should be paid to body weight indicators of elderly people. Hence, further research in this area is required.},
  author       = {Sotnyk, Kateryna},
  keyword      = {obesity,overweight,BMI,labour market outcomes,SHARE,European labour market,lagged BMI},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {INFLUENCE OF OBESITY AND OVERWEIGHT ON LABOUR MARKET OUTCOMES ACROSS NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES – THE CASE OF ELDERLY PEOPLE},
  year         = {2011},
}