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The impact of physical education on obesity among elementary school children

Author: John H Cawley, Jr.; David E Frisvold; Chad D Meyerhoefer; National Bureau of Economic Research.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : National Bureau of Economic Research, ©2012.
Series: Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research), no. 18341.
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In response to the dramatic rise in childhood obesity, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other organizations have advocated increasing the time that elementary school children spend in physical education (PE) classes. However, little is known about the effect of PE on child weight. This paper measures that effect by instrumenting for child PE time with state policies, using data from the Early Childhood  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John H Cawley, Jr.; David E Frisvold; Chad D Meyerhoefer; National Bureau of Economic Research.
OCLC Number: 808630218
Notes: Title from http://www.nber.org/papers/18341 viewed August 29, 2012.
"August 2012."
Description: 1 online resource (38 pages) : illustrations.
Series Title: Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research), no. 18341.
Responsibility: John Cawley, David Frisvold, Chad Meyerhoefer.

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In response to the dramatic rise in childhood obesity, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other organizations have advocated increasing the time that elementary school children spend in physical education (PE) classes. However, little is known about the effect of PE on child weight. This paper measures that effect by instrumenting for child PE time with state policies, using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K) for 1998-2004. Results from IV models indicate that PE lowers BMI z-score and reduces the probability of obesity among 5th graders (in particular, boys), while the instrument is insufficiently powerful to reliably estimate effects for younger children. This represents some of the first evidence of a causal effect of PE on youth obesity, and thus offers at least some support to the assumptions behind the CDC recommendations. We find no evidence that increased PE time crowds out time in academic courses or has spillovers to achievement test scores.

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