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Risking Your Health : Causes, Consequences, and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors

Author: Damien de Walque
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, December 2013. ©2014
Series: Human development perspectives.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Behaviors that pose risks for an individual's health and that also represent important threats for public health, such as drug use, smoking, alcohol, unhealthy eating causing obesity, and unsafe sex, are highly prevalent in low income countries, even though they are traditionally associated with richer countries. Individual choices are an important part of the risky behaviors. Risking Your Health: Causes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Risking Your Health : Causes, Consequences, and Interventions to Prevent Risky Behaviors.
Washington : World Bank Publications, ©2014
(DLC) 2013022794
(OCoLC)847936887
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Damien de Walque
ISBN: 9780821399071 0821399071 0821399063 9780821399064
OCLC Number: 865335009
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 186 pages) : illustrations, maps, graphs.
Contents: Overview of the Prevalence and Trends of Risky Behaviors in the Developing World / Damien de Walque and Sébastien Piguet --
Determinants of Risky Behavior / Mattias Lundberg and Gil Shapira --
The Consequences of Risky Behaviors / Alaka Holla --
Targeting Risky Behaviors Using Nonprice Interventions:Legislation, Information, and Education / Aakanksha H. Pande --
Using Economic Mechanisms to Reduce Risky Behaviors:Tax Policies and Other Incentives / Damien de Walque.
Series Title: Human development perspectives.
Responsibility: Damien de Walque, editor.

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