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Fat economics : nutrition, health, and economic policy

Author: Mario Mazzocchi; Bruce Traill; Jason F Shogren
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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The obesity epidemic and the growing debate about what, if any, public health policy should be adopted is the subject of endless debate within the media and in governments around the world. Whilst much has been written on the subject, this book takes a unique approach by looking at the obesity epidemic from an economic perspective. - ;The obesity epidemic and the growing debate about what, if any, public health  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mazzocchi, Mario.
Fat economics.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008942634
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Mazzocchi; Bruce Traill; Jason F Shogren
ISBN: 0191550167 9780191550164
OCLC Number: 646814106
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 181 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Boxes; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The Obesity Epidemic; 2. Why Obesity? An Economic Perspective; 3. Economic Evaluation Tools for Evidence-Based Policymaking; 4. Policy Intervention; 5. Conclusion; Glossary; Index.
Responsibility: Mario Mazzocchi, W. Bruce Traill, and Jason F. Shogren.

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The obesity epidemic and the growing debate about what, if any, public health policy should be adopted is the subject of endless debate within the media and in governments around the world. Whilst  Read more...

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