CitationWang, Yang & Yang, Muzhe (2013). Crisis-induced depression, physical activity and dietary intake among young adults: Evidence from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Economics and Human Biology. vol. 11 (2) pp. 206-220
AbstractUsing data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we provide evidence that young adults respond to crisis-induced depression by exercising less and having breakfast less often. Exogenous variation in the crisis-induced depression is obtained through a unique event in our sample period - the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We compare those who were interviewed just before and just after 9/11 and find a significant and sharp increase in the symptoms of depression. We also provide evidence that this increase is not a September effect, but an effect of the external traumatic event.
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Journal TitleEconomics and Human Biology