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Author: Huang, Ying
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1. Huang, Ying
An Econometric Study of the Impact of Economic Variables on Adult Obesity and Food Assistance Program Participation in the NLSY Panel
Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, 2012
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Body Mass Index (BMI); Food Stamps (see Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program); Geocoded Data; Obesity; Weight

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The objective of this research is to identify the factors that influence adults’ healthy weight, as reflected in body mass index (BMI) or being obese (having a body mass index of 30 or larger), the Food Stamp Program (or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participation, and the relationship of these two in longitudinal panel data.

The panel data was obtained by merging the individual-level national data for the U.S. adults from the National Longitudinal Survey of the Youth, 1979 Cohort (NLSY79), with external price data obtained from the American Chamber of Commerce Research Association (ACCRA) Cost of Living Index. Six rounds of NLSY79 survey were extracted at a 4-year interval from 1986 to 2006. Using the geocode information, the secondary data on local food, drinks and health care prices and labor market conditions were merged with the data on adults in the NLSY79.

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Huang, Ying. An Econometric Study of the Impact of Economic Variables on Adult Obesity and Food Assistance Program Participation in the NLSY Panel. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Economics, Iowa State University, 2012.
2. Huang, Ying
Huffman, Wallace Edgar
Tegene, Abebayehu
Impacts of Economic and Psychological Factors on Women’s Obesity and Food Assistance Program Participation: Evidence from the NLSY Panel
American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94, 2 (January 2012): 331-337.
Also: http://ajae.oxfordjournals.org/content/94/2/331.abstract
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Keyword(s): Body Mass Index (BMI); Data Linkage (also see Record Linkage); Food Stamps (see Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program); Nutritional Status/Nutrition/Consumption Behaviors; Obesity; Regions; Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) (see Self-Esteem); Rotter Scale (see Locus of Control)

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Over the past thirty-five years, the U.S. adult obesity rate has more than doubled from roughly 15% to 35%, reflecting a general diffusion of obesity across all segments of the adult population (USDHHS). Obesity is a concern because it increases the risk for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and most forms of cancer, except for lung. Earlier studies of obesity of U.S. adults have largely focused on data in a single cross-section or one round of a panel survey. Chen and Huffman (2010) show that food and drink prices significantly affect U.S. women’s probability of being obese but not for men. However, the impact of individual food and drink prices are not always as expected.

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Huang, Ying, Wallace Edgar Huffman and Abebayehu Tegene. "Impacts of Economic and Psychological Factors on Women’s Obesity and Food Assistance Program Participation: Evidence from the NLSY Panel." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94, 2 (January 2012): 331-337.
3. Huang, Ying
Zhang, Weihui
The Earning of Immigrant Young Adults: Analysis Within and Across Cohorts
Presented: Washington DC, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference, November 2016
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
Keyword(s): Earnings; Immigrants; National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (AddHealth)

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In this study, we use two nationally representative cohorts--the National Longitudinal Study of Youth (NLSY79) and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health)--to examine the effects of generation and duration of residence on their earnings in the first few years upon their entrance of labor market. We exploit the cohort design of these two data sources to investigate the role of compositional changes (at micro-level) and structural changes (at the macro-level) play in affecting the economic achievement of immigrant youth and young adults, the second generation immigrants, and their native peers. Our approach to immigrants' economic attainment is guided by contemporary discussions of policies on immigration and immigrants in the United States. Our goal is to provide a greater understanding of how immigrant and second-generation youths progress through the initial stages of the labor market experience.
Bibliography Citation
Huang, Ying and Weihui Zhang. "The Earning of Immigrant Young Adults: Analysis Within and Across Cohorts." Presented: Washington DC, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Annual Fall Research Conference, November 2016.