The Applied Economics of Weight and Obesity

1st Edition

Mark P. Taylor

Routledge
Published August 23, 2018
Reference - 144 Pages
ISBN 9781138377806 - CAT# K398100

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Summary

This volume consists of a broad selection of studies on the applied economics of weight and obesity. The chapters cover a wide spectrum of topics, and employ a variety of applied techniques across a range of countries. Some of the issues explored include: the relationship between childhood obesity and food insecurity; adolescent weight gain and social networks; obesity and happiness; the relationship between fast food and obesity; tobacco control; race and gender differences; and consumer health.

This book is a compilation of articles originally published in the journals Applied Economics and Applied Economics Letters.

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