Socio-economic correlates of body size among Australian adults

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Wilkins, R, Warren, D, Hahn, M 2009, 'Socio-economic correlates of body size among Australian adults' in R Wilkins, D Warren & M Hahn, HILDA statistical report 2009: Families, incomes and jobs, volume 4: a statistical report on waves 1 to 6 of the HILDA survey, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Melbourne, Vic.



The [Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia] HILDA survey aims to provide a new type of social statistics for Australia, and to investigate new methods of measuring change and social trends. Volume four of the statistical report is based on the first six waves of data collected by the HILDA survey and comprises two parts. Part A contains short articles that provide an annual update of changes in key aspects of life in Australia, covering the four main areas of HILDA, namely: households and family life; incomes and economic wellbeing; labour market outcomes; and life satisfaction, health and wellbeing. The second part of the report, Part B, contains articles on irregular topics, to a significant extent influenced by wave-specific questions included in the survey.