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Is there a relationship between obesity and economic hardship?
Research has indicated a significant correlation between economic hardship and health status. The citizens who have a lower level of income are likely to face financial complications. Most of the researchers are trying to establish a clear link between the financial difficulties and obesity in the country. The thesis will analyze the relationship between economic hardship and body weight, having obtained data from different sources including the National Longitudinal Survey of Health. The samples that will be obtained will be divided into portion; that is the women and the men. The thesis will, therefore, discuss the various financial difficulties such as credit card debts, the body mass index, and obesity. The research will utilize most of the economic tools that include the OLS techniques, the Propensity Score Matching, and the Sibling Fixed Effects to offer a clear relation between the financial difficulties and obesity.