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Author: Mooyaart, Jarl
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1. Mooyaart, Jarl
Liefbroer, Aart C.
Billari, Francesco
Becoming Overweight and Obese in Early Adulthood: The Role of Career and Family Trajectories
Presented: Chicago IL, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2017
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Career Patterns; Family Formation; Obesity; Transition, Adulthood; Weight

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This study examines the extent to which family and career trajectories during the transition to adulthood (age 17 to 25) influence the risk of becoming overweight or obese in early adulthood (age 28). We separate analyses by gender and control race, parental SES and family structure. We use data from NLSY97 (N=4700) to first identify typical trajectories using sequence analysis, and subsequently investigate whether career or family trajectories are associated with becoming overweight or obese in early adulthood. Results indicate that for women mainly career trajectories, for men family pathways matter in terms of the risk for overweight and obesity. Family background shows little effect with the exception of race.
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Mooyaart, Jarl, Aart C. Liefbroer and Francesco Billari. "Becoming Overweight and Obese in Early Adulthood: The Role of Career and Family Trajectories." Presented: Chicago IL, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2017.