Obesity in Mexican-Origin Children

Richard Green, Arthur Havenner, Adela de la Torre, and Nan Zhang

from ARE Update Vol. 19, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2015

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Abstract

Research results from the Ninos Sanos, Familia Sana project found that mothers have a dominant role in the weight of their children. Obese children are more prone to gain more weight, at the margin, if their mothers
are overweight. Other factors are also important in explaining obesity in Mexican-origin children.

Keywords

Childhood Obesity, Children's Health, Economics of Obesity

Citation

Richard Green, Arthur Havenner, Adela de la Torre, and Nan Zhang. "Obesity in Mexican-Origin Children." ARE Update 19(2)(2015):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2015/19/2/obesity-in-mexican-origin/