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Work Me Not Into Temptation: Exploring the Relationship between Work and Healthy Eating in Dieters Using Data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Heather BrownORCiD, Dr Justin Presseau



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Wiley-Blackwell, 2018.

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We explore if competing demands measured in terms of market and non-market activities impact on dieters’ resolve to eat healthily. The analysis uses data from 2007 and 2009 of the Household Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia (HILDA) survey. The estimation strategy employs a random effects maximum likelihood estimator. For women, being unemployed is negatively associated with healthy eating whereas having young children is positively associated with healthy eating. For both genders, being divorced is negatively associated with healthy eating. Working in higher socioeconomic occupations is positively associated with healthy eating.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Brown H, Presseau J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Australian Economic Review

Year: 2018

Volume: 51

Issue: 3

Pages: 368-381

Print publication date: 01/08/2018

Online publication date: 30/07/2018

Acceptance date: 26/02/2018

Date deposited: 27/02/2018

ISSN (print): 0004-9018

ISSN (electronic): 1467-8462

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1111/1467-8462.12269


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