Home > Events & News > Brown Bag Schedule . Archive

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Savolainen links antisocial behavior in childhood to disadvantage and poverty in adulthood

Norton et al. put dollar value on relief from chronic pain for Americans age 50+

Seefeldt says TANF restrictions may limit program's help for poor Americans

More News

Highlights

Paula Fomby to succeed Jennifer Barber as Associate Director of PSC

PSC community celebrates Violet Elder's retirement from PSC

Neal Krause wins GSA's Robert Kleemeier Award

U-M awarded $58 million to develop ideas for preventing and treating health problems

More Highlights

Schmitz finds job loss before retirement age contributes to weight gain, especially in men

a PSC In The News reference

"Losing Your Job Could Make You Fat" - Money. 06/20/2016.

Using 11 waves of HRS data, Lauren Schmitz and Dalton Conley looked at the effects of job loss on body mass index (BMI) for workers ages 50-62. Among the job losers, they found more weight gain for those genetically at risk for obesity. And these individuals were more likely to be male, in worse health, single, and in the bottom half of the wealth distribution compared to their counterparts in the study.

Related paper

Researcher:

Lauren Schmitz

More Media Coverage:

Public. Men Likely To Gain Weight After Losing Jobs Prior To Retirement. 6/23/2016.

WDIV - Detroit. Study shows men more likely to gain weight after job loss. 6/23/2016.

View News Archive