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Author: Mooyaart, Jarl
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1. Mooyaart, Jarl
Liefbroer, Aart C.
Billari, Francesco
Becoming Obese in Young Adulthood: The Role of Career-Family Pathways in the Transition to Adulthood for Men and Women
BMC Public Health 19: 1511 (December 2019): DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-7797-7.
Also: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12889-019-7797-7
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Springer
Keyword(s): Career Patterns; College Education; Family Background; Family Formation; Family Income; Obesity; Transition, Adulthood

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Methods: We use data from the NLSY97, a U.S. nationally representative panel survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics between 1997 to 2013 (N = 4688), and apply multichannel sequence analysis in order to identify clusters of typical career-family pathways during the transition to adulthood (age 17 to 27), and subsequently investigate whether these pathways are associated with becoming obese at the end of young adulthood (age 28), using logistic regression. We control for obesity at age 17 and family background factors (race, parental education, parental income, and family structure). To take into account the fact that the transition to adulthood has a different meaning for men and for women, we also interact career-family clusters with gender. Results: For women, pathways characterized by college education, early home leaving, and postponement of family formation decrease the probability of becoming obese. For men, pathways characterized by early marriage increase the probability of becoming obese.
Bibliography Citation
Mooyaart, Jarl, Aart C. Liefbroer and Francesco Billari. "Becoming Obese in Young Adulthood: The Role of Career-Family Pathways in the Transition to Adulthood for Men and Women." BMC Public Health 19: 1511 (December 2019): DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-7797-7.
2. 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

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

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.
Bibliography Citation
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.