The Role of Club Goods in Overcoming Childhood Obesity
Advisor:Hooker, Neal H.
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Series/Report no.:Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics. Graduate student poster competition, 2007
The international prevalence of childhood obesity, obesity-related diseases and unfavorable social problems is gaining increasing attention. Individual physical and psychological health and social and economic development are impacted. By proposing a new two-dimensional classification scheme, we examine childhood obesity related issues. From the perspective of club goods, the relationships between childhood obesity and the family, school and community are discussed. An Ordinary Least Squares regression model has been applied to CDC data, and the results suggest that in addition to a child’s daily activities, parents education, school type and community have significant influences on a child’s Body Mass Index (BMI).
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