Replication data for: The Effect of Fast Food Restaurants on Obesity and Weight Gain

Stefano DellaVigna, Janet Currie, Enrico Moretti & Vikram Pathania
We investigate how changes in the supply of fast food restaurants affect weight outcomes of 3 million children and 3 million pregnant women. Among ninth graders, a fast food restaurant within 0.1 miles of a school results in a 5.2 percent increase in obesity rates. Among pregnant women, a fast-food restaurant within 0.5 miles of residence results in a 1.6 percent increase in the probability of gaining over 20 kilos. The implied effects on caloric...
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