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The economics of obesity [electronic resource] : a report on the workshop held at USDA's Economic Research Service /
by Tomas Philipson ... [et al.].
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[Washington, DC] : United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, [2004]
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[Washington, DC] : United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, [2004]
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"May 2004."
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In April 2003, USDA's Economic Research Service and the University of Chicago's Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State jointly hosted a workshop on the Economics of Obesity. The purpose was to provide an overview of leading health economics research on the causes and consequences of rising obesity in the United States. Topics included the role of technological change in explaining both the long- and short-term trends in obesity, the role of maternal employment in child obesity, the impact of obesity on wages and health insurance, behavioral economics as applied to obesity, and the challenges in measuring energy intakes and physical activity. The workshop also discussed policy implications and future directions for obesity research.
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