2008 - Research

Effects of Weight on Children’s Educational Achievement

  • Results suggest that, in general, children who are overweight or obese have achievement test scores that are about the same as children with average weight.
  • More research examining the relationship between weight and educational achievement is needed.

Kaestner, Robert and Grossman, Michael. “Effects of Weight on Children’s Educational Achievement.” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 13764. January, 2008.

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