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Author: Mandal, Bidisha
Resulting in 2 citations.
1. Mandal, Bidisha
Use of Food Labels as a Weight Loss Behavior
Journal of Consumer Affairs 44,3 (Fall 2010): 516-527.
Also: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1745-6606.2010.01181.x/abstract
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: American Council on Consumer Interests (ACCI)
Keyword(s): Behavior; Body Mass Index (BMI); Exercise; Obesity; Weight

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This study investigates the use of food labels as a weight loss behavior compared to regular exercise among middle-aged Americans. After controlling for unobserved heterogeneity women were more likely to read food labels than men and also more successful in losing weight. Label users who did not exercise displayed a slightly greater likelihood of weight loss than those who exercised but did not read food labels. Additionally, those who only read labels were more likely to improve their chances of weight loss by adding exercise to their routines rather than abandoning label usage in favor of exercise.
Bibliography Citation
Mandal, Bidisha. "Use of Food Labels as a Weight Loss Behavior." Journal of Consumer Affairs 44,3 (Fall 2010): 516-527.
2. Mandal, Bidisha
Roe, Brian E.
Risk Tolerance among National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Participants: The Effects of Age and Cognitive Skills
Economica 81,323 (July 2014): 522-543.
Also: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecca.12088/abstract
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc. => Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Age and Ageing; Cognitive Ability; Life Course; Risk-Taking

We analyse how age and cognitive skills are related to risk tolerance among respondents to the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth between 1993 and 2006. Older individuals display lower risk tolerance than younger individuals, though as the panel ages from their early thirties to their mid-forties, differences in risk tolerance between the oldest and youngest individuals narrow, while panel-average risk tolerance declines. In contrast to other studies, we find that cognitive skill measured during respondents' teenage years is related to risk tolerance in a non-linear fashion, where respondents with the lowest and highest skills reveal the greatest risk tolerance.
Bibliography Citation
Mandal, Bidisha and Brian E. Roe. "Risk Tolerance among National Longitudinal Survey of Youth Participants: The Effects of Age and Cognitive Skills." Economica 81,323 (July 2014): 522-543.