Disparities in Bulimia Nervosa: Who is left behind?

John C. Ham, Daniela Iorio, Michelle Sovinsky

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Abstract

Bulimia nervosa is a serious eating disorder affecting a large number of female teenagers. We find substantial income and racial disparities in the treatment of Bulimia. Specifically, Blacks and girls from low income families are more likely to exhibit bulimic behavior than Whites and girls from high income families, but Whites and girls from high income families are much more likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume136
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015

Keywords

  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Disparities in medical treatment
  • Education
  • I1
  • Income
  • Race

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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