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Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Development Increased Income for Rural Pennsylvania Families, but Youth Obesity Rates Remained High

Description
Results of a study examining whether increases in income generated by Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction led to declines in youth obesity in parts of Pennsylvania where geological conditions were better for extracting natural gas. Uses data from 317 Pennsylvania school districts and compares youth obesity rates in 2007 and 2011.
Author(s)
Molly A. Martin
Date
02/2021
Type
Document
Organizations
Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, Penn State Population Research Institute
Tagged as
Children and youth · Obesity and weight control · Social determinants of health · Pennsylvania