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Obesity among poor Americans : is public assistance the problem?

Author: Patricia K Smith
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2009.
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This book investigates the controversial claim by welfare critics that public assistance programs like the Food Stamp and National School Lunch programs contribute to obesity among the poor. The author synthesizes empirical evidence from an array of disciplines--anthropology, economics, epidemiology, marketing, medicine, nutrition science, psychology, public health, sociology, and urban planning--to test this claim  Read more...
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Smith, Patricia K. (Patricia Kay), 1959-
Obesity among poor Americans.
Nashville, Tenn. : Vanderbilt University Press, ©2009
(OCoLC)741482057
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia K Smith
ISBN: 9780826516350 0826516351 9780826516367 082651636X
OCLC Number: 230848027
Description: 197 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Trends in obesity, poverty, and public assistance --
The "public assistance causes obesity" hypothesis --
The "obesity causes public assistance" hypothesis --
The "poverty causes both public assistance and obesity" hypothesis --
The "factor X causes both public assistance and obesity" hypothesis --
Common threads and conclusions.
Responsibility: Patricia K. Smith.
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Investigates the controversial claim by welfare critics that public assistance programs like the Food Stamp and National School Lunch programs contribute to obesity among the poor. This book  Read more...

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This study reveals many areas begging for better governmental policy, better public understanding, and better citizenship on all our parts.-- Barry Bogin, Loughborough University This is a very Read more...

 
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