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Insecurity, inequality, and obesity in affluent societies

Author: Avner Offer; Rachel Pechey; Stanley J Ulijaszek; British Academy.
Publisher: Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 174.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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English-speaking market-liberal societies have higher levels of obesity, and also higher levels of labour and product market competition, which induce uncertainty and anxiety. This book investigates this, utilising many disciplines, and the concluding contribution presents statistical evidence for its validity at the aggregate level.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Avner Offer; Rachel Pechey; Stanley J Ulijaszek; British Academy.
ISBN: 9780197264980 0197264980
OCLC Number: 757147099
Notes: Papers presented at a conference held at St. Anne's College, Oxford, Nov. 27-28, 2009.
Description: xviii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Creative destruction, economic insecurity, stress, and epidemic obesity / Jon D. Wisman and Kevin W. Capehart --
Obesity : an evolutionary perspective / Robin I.M. Dunbar --
Behavioural biology and obesity / Trenton G. Smith --
Spatial analyses of obesity and poverty / Adam Drewnowski --
Subordination, stress, and obesity / Ruth Bell, Amina Aitsi-Selmi, and Michael Marmot --
Time urgency, sleep loss, and obesity / Peter C. Whybrow --
The transition to post-industrial BMI values in the United States / John Komlos and Marek Brabec --
The history of the obesity epidemic in Denmark / Thorkild I.A. Sørensen, Benjamin Rokholm, and Teresa A. Ajslev --
Income inequality and psychosocial pathways to obesity / Kate E. Pickett and Richard G. Wilkinson --
Obesity under affluence varies by welfare regmes / Avner Offer, Rachel Pechey, and Stanley Ulijaszek.
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 174.
Responsibility: edited by Avner Offer, Rachel Pechey, Stanley Ulijaszek.

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