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Author: Guettabi, Mouhcine
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1. Guettabi, Mouhcine
Three Essays in Applied Microeconomics
Ph.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University, 2012
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Bankruptcy; Body Mass Index (BMI); Obesity; Weight

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Chapter 1: Can Twenty Minutes on the Treadmill Save You From Bankruptcy? The Impact of Obesity on Consumer Bankruptcy. Abstract: Over the last two decades, both bankruptcy and obesity rates in the U.S. have seen a steady rise. Obesity being one of the leading causes of medical and morbidity related economic costs; we study if it has any influence on personal bankruptcy. Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, we employ a duration model to investigate the relative importance of obesity on the timing of bankruptcy. Even after accounting for possible endogeneity of BMI and controlling for a wide variety of individual and aggregate-level confounding factors, being obese puts one at a greater risk of filing for bankruptcy.
Bibliography Citation
Guettabi, Mouhcine. Three Essays in Applied Microeconomics. Ph.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University, 2012.
2. Guettabi, Mouhcine
Munasib, Abdul
The Impact of Obesity on Consumer Bankruptcy
Economics and Human Biology 17 (April 2015): 208-224.
Also: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1570677X14000884
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Bankruptcy; Body Mass Index (BMI); Obesity

Over the last two decades, both bankruptcy and obesity rates in the U.S. have seen a steady rise. As obesity is one of the leading causes of medical and morbidity related economic costs, its influence on personal bankruptcy is analyzed in this study. Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, we employ a duration model to investigate the relative importance of obesity on the timing of bankruptcy. Even after accounting for possible endogeneity of BMI and controlling for a wide variety of individual and aggregate-level confounding factors, being obese puts one at a greater risk of filing for bankruptcy.
Bibliography Citation
Guettabi, Mouhcine and Abdul Munasib. "The Impact of Obesity on Consumer Bankruptcy." Economics and Human Biology 17 (April 2015): 208-224.
3. Guettabi, Mouhcine
Munasib, Abdul
Urban Sprawl, Obesogenic Environment, and Child Weight
Journal of Regional Science 54,3 (June 2014): 378-401.
Also: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jors.12123/abstract
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc. => Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Body Mass Index (BMI); Child Health; Environment, Pollution/Urban Density; Exercise; Gender Differences; Geocoded Data; Maternal Employment; Mobility, Residential; Obesity; Physical Activity (see also Exercise); Residence; Weight

Using the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth along with the child survey, we examine the relationship between urban sprawl of U.S. metro counties and the body mass index (BMI) of children who reside in these counties. We make a distinction between urban sprawl in a county and its geographical placement in the urban hierarchy. Even after accounting for unobserved individual heterogeneity and resulting selection bias, we find that urban sprawl is positively related to child BMI and distance to large metros is negatively related to child BMI. These effects are somewhat pronounced among girls and middle/high school children.
Bibliography Citation
Guettabi, Mouhcine and Abdul Munasib. "Urban Sprawl, Obesogenic Environment, and Child Weight." Journal of Regional Science 54,3 (June 2014): 378-401.