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    On the effect of obesity on employment in the presence of observed and unobserved confounding

    Radice, Rosalba and Zanin, L. and Marra, G. (2013) On the effect of obesity on employment in the presence of observed and unobserved confounding. Statistica Neerlandica 67 (4), pp. 436-455. ISSN 0039-0402.

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    The aim of this paper was to estimate the effect of obesity on the employment probability for Italian men and women accounting for both observed and unobserved confounding. We use microdata collected by the Italian National Statistical Office for the year 2009 during a multi-scope survey of Italian households. The employment–obesity relationship is estimated after controlling for observed confounding by using probit regression and a propensity score weighting approach. To control for both observed and unobserved confounding (endogeneity), a semiparametric recursive bivariate probit model is employed instead. Our findings suggest that obesity has a significant negative effect on the employment probability and that endogeneity might not be an important issue.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): average treatment effect on the treated, confounding, employment, endogeneity, obesity, propensity score weighting, semiparametric recursive bivariate probit
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 08:26
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:07


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