Show simple item record Madden, David (David Patrick) 2010-12-06T16:54:37Z 2010-12-06T16:54:37Z 2010-03
dc.identifier.other 201006 en
dc.description.abstract Using the nationally representative Slan dataset we take a number of approaches to profile the change in obesity in Ireland over the 2002-2007 period. There is no evidence of either first or second order stochastic dominance between the two years. There is evidence that obesity and overweight are relatively more concentrated amongst males, the old and those with lower educational achievement. While obesity rose slightly over the period this was due to a rise in the average level of body mass index rather than a change in the shape of the distribution. Finally a semi-parametric decomposition of the change in the distribution over time indicates that the change in obesity arose not because of changes in population characteristics but rather the in the impact of these characteristics on body mass index. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. School of Economics en
dc.publisher University College Dublin. Geary Institute
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP 10 06 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UCD Geary Institute Discussion Paper Series
dc.relation.ispartofseries WP2010/22
dc.relation.requires Economists Online Collection en
dc.subject Obesity en
dc.subject Body Mass Index en
dc.subject Decomposition en
dc.subject.classification I12 en
dc.subject.classification I31 en
dc.subject.classification I32 en
dc.subject.lcsh Obesity--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Obesity--Mathematical models en
dc.subject.lcsh Body mass index en
dc.title A profile of obesity in Ireland, 2002-2007 en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Madden|David (David Patrick)|aut|UCD0014 en

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