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Labor market engagement and the health of working adults : evidence from India / Archana Dang (Delhi School of Economics), Pushkar Maitra (Monash University), Nidhiya Menon (Brandeis University and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserDang, Archana ; Maitra, Pushkar In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Menon, Nidhiya In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, October 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11118
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-141822 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Driven by rapid income growth, labor market transitions in the nature of jobs, and lifestyle factors, there has been a widespread increase in rates of overweight and obesity in many countries. This paper examines the effect of occupational engagement and work intensity on the weight of urban working women and men in India. Using nationally representative data, a variety of specifications that reflect different definitions of work, and empirical methods that correct for the influence of unobservables, we document that labor market inactivity is positively associated with BMI. We offer policy recommendations that may help mitigate some of these unintended consequences. Our paper builds on the fairly limited evidence on the relationship between labor market engagement and health in developing countries.