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Yuval Arbel, Chaim Fialkoff and Amichai Kerner
''What is the optimal housing choice for a minimal BMI?''
( 2018, Vol. 38 No.3 )
Housing choice is based on several criteria, one of which is the projected health of its residents. Because health-related characteristics vary by gender, these differences may give rise to a conflict of interest between a heterosexual couple when choosing a suitable home, in a similar manner to the battle of sexes game, including the relationship between the type and size of the dwelling unit and obesity. The optimal choice should test the minimal aggregated BMI. Yet, this might leave one of the two sides in a less than optimal situation. We simulate these effects based on real-life data obtained from an Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics two-year longitudinal survey.
Keywords: Suburbanization; Body Mass Index; Obesity; Battle of Sexes Game
JEL: I1 - Health: General
R2 - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics: Household Analysis: General
Manuscript Received : Mar 04 2018 Manuscript Accepted : Jul 18 2018

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