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Title: Essays on Health Economics and Health Behaviors
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1. Tello-Trillo, Daniel Sebastian
Essays on Health Economics and Health Behaviors
Ph.D. Dissertation, Vanderbilt University, 2016
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Obesity; Occupational Information Network (O*NET); Occupations; Racial Differences; Wage Penalty/Career Penalty; Wages

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In the third chapter, co-authored with Andrea Moro and Tommaso Tempesti, we study how a health behavior can affect economic outcomes. We estimate the effects of being obese on wages accounting for the level of personal interactions required by the job and accounting for job selection. Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 (1982 -2006) combined with detailed information about jobs from O*Net, our results show that the obesity penalty occurs mostly on white women and that this penalty is higher in jobs that require a higher level of social interaction. In addition, we find that accounting for selection increases the estimates of the wage-penalty by 50% compared to estimates that ignore job selection.
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Tello-Trillo, Daniel Sebastian. Essays on Health Economics and Health Behaviors. Ph.D. Dissertation, Vanderbilt University, 2016.