Lookup NU author(s): Dr Heather Brown
This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.
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This is the first paper to explore partner correlations across BMI categories for couples in long term stable relationships using data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia survey (HILDA) 2006-2011. The moderating effect of three hypotheses on this correlation are tested: 1) selection; 2) relationship stability; and 3) social obligation/environment. The results show gender asymmetric effects in the correlation in BMI categories. Selection explains the majority of the correlation for men and all of the correlation in BMI categories for women. Some evidence of variables related to stability and social obligation are significantly associated with weight outcomes for men.
Author(s): Brown H
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Australian Economic Review
Print publication date: 01/12/2016
Online publication date: 30/11/2016
Acceptance date: 09/06/2016
ISSN (print): 0004-9018
ISSN (electronic): 1467-8462
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