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By Nazrul Hoque, Mary A. McGehee, Benjamin S. Bradshaw (auth.), Nazrul Hoque, Mary A. McGehee, Benjamin S. Bradshaw (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9400761392

ISBN-13: 9789400761391

This e-book combines the disciplines of utilized demography and public health and wellbeing by way of describing how utilized demographic recommendations can be utilized to assist deal with public well-being matters. along with addressing the influence of getting older on health and wellbeing and health-related expenditure, cause-specific mortality, and maternal health and wellbeing and morbidity, the publication offers numerous chapters on precise research and methodological issues.

The chapters supply a couple of assets and instruments that may be utilized in accomplishing examine aimed toward selling public healthiness. those assets comprise details on quite a few well-being learn datasets, various statistical methodologies for interpreting health-related info and constructing suggestions relating to overall healthiness prestige, methodologies for forecasting or projecting sickness incidences and linked bills, and discussions of demographic suggestions used to degree inhabitants well-being status.

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These patterns change, however, when we examine transition in the overweight and obese samples. We see much more downward transition and stickiness within the lower income quintiles, while there is much less upward transition. These trends are amplified in the obese sample. Within this group, nearly half of people starting in the bottom quintile remain in the bottom quintile in adulthood, and many obese individuals starting in the second and third quintiles move down to the bottom quintile later in life.

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Both measures have a number of methodological limitations – occupations are difficult to rank and income reports are subject to measurement error and recall bias – but are used to answer a variety of research questions. This study will employ family income mobility, as it is measured contemporaneously in the longitudinal dataset (so recall bias is not an issue) and it is a more comprehensive measure of economic well-being than occupational status. Also, as we are interested in breaking out results by gender, we use total family income as opposed to earnings, which would have problematic selection bias as women more frequently leave the paid labor market to raise children and care for other family members, therefore earning $0 in wages.

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