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Re-evaluating associations between the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participation and body mass index in the context of unmeasured confounders

Joseph Rigdon, Seth A. Berkowitz, Hilary K. Seligman and Sanjay Basu

Social Science & Medicine, 2017, vol. 192, issue C, 112-124

Abstract: To evaluate the association between participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and body mass index (BMI) in the presence of unmeasured confounding.

Keywords: Instrumental variables; Near-far matching; SNAP; Social epidemiology; Weak instruments (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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