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The Oxford handbook of the social science of obesity.

Author: John H Cawley
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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This volume summarizes the findings and insights of obesity-related research from the full range of social sciences including anthropology, economics, government, psychology, and sociology.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John H Cawley
ISBN: 0199940681 9780199940684 9780199736362 0199736367
OCLC Number: 1059106414
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 894 p.) : ill.
Contents: 1. Introduction / John Cawley --
pt. I. Disciplinary perspectives on obesity. 2. The epidemiology of obesity / Aviva Must and E. Whitney Evans --
3. The demography of obesity / Christine L. Himes --
4. The cliometrics of BMI and obestiy / Scott Alan Carson --
5. The anthropology of obesity / Amanda L. Thompson and Penny Gordon-Larsen --
6. The psychology of obesity / Ashley Moskovich, Jeffrey Hunger, and Traci Mann --
7. The sociology of obesity / Jeffery sobal --
8. The economics of obesity / John Cawley --
9. Behavioral economics and obesity / Julie S. Downs and George Loewenstein --
10. Obesity politics and policy / Rogan Kersh and James Morone --
11. Fat studies / Esther D. Rothblum --
pt. II. Data and methods. 12. Publicly available data useful for social science research on obesity / Inas Rashad Kelly --
13. The complex systems science of obesity / Diane T. Finegood --
14. Challenges for causal inference in obesity research / M. Christopher Auld and Paul Grootendorst --
pt. III. The causes and correlates of diet, physical activity, and obesity. 15. Race, ethnicity and obesity / Renee E. Walker and Ichiro Kawachi --
16. Socioeconomic status and obesity / Lindsay McLaren. 17. The nutrition transition and obesity / Barry M. Popkin --
18. Peer effects and obesity / Jason M. Fletcher --
19. Maternal employment / Patricia M. Anderson --
20. Depression and obesity / Ellen Granberg --
21. Food marketing, television, and video games / Elizabeth A. Vandewater and Ellen A. Wartella --
22. Portion size and the obesity epidemic / Tanja V.E. Kral and Barbara J. Rolls --
23. Mindless eating: environmental contributors to obesity / Brian Wansink --
24. Food assistance and obesity / Michele Ver Ploeg --
25. Physical activity and the built environment / James F. Sallis, marc A. Adams, and Ding Ding --
26. Food deserts / Dianna Smith and Steven Cummins --
27. Food prices, income and body weight / Darius Lakdawalla and Yuhui Zheng --
28. Agricultural policy and childhood obesity / John Cawley and Barrett Kirwan --
pt. IV. The consequences of obesity. 29. Obesity and medical costs / Eric Finkelstein and Hae Kyung Yang --
30. Obesity and mortality / Neil K. Mehta and Virginia W. Chang --
31. Schooling and human capital / Khoa Truong and Roland Sturm --
32. Labor market consequences: employment, wages, disability, and absenteeism / Susan L. Averett --
33. Bias, stigma, and discrimination / Rebecca M. Puhl --
34. Medical and social scientific debates over body weight / Abigail C. Saguy and Paul Campos. pt. 5. Social science insights into prevention, treatment, and policy. 35. The imperative of changing public policy to address obesity / Christina A. Roberto and Kelly D. Brownell --
36. Economic perspectives on obesity policy / Tomas J. Philipson and Richard A. Posner --
37. Lessons for obesity policy from the tobacco wars / Frank J. Chaloupka --
38. Food taxes and subsidies: evidence and policies for obestiy prevention / Lisa M. Powell and Jamie F. Chriqui --
39. School-based interventions / Tamara Brown --
40. Workplace obesity prevention programs / Ron Z. Goetzel [and others] --
41. Community interventions / Christina D. Economos and Sarah A. Sliwa --
42. Regulation of food advertising / Pauline M. Ippolito --
43. Unintended consequences of obesity prevention messages / Sahara Byrne and Jeff Niederdeppe --
44. Behavioral treatment of obesity / LaShanda R. Jones-Corneille, Rebecca M. Stack, and Thomas A. Wadden --
45. Anti-obesity drugs and bariatric surgery / William encinosa, Dongyi (Tony) Du, and Didem Bernard --
46. Correlates of successful maintenance of weight loss / Victoria A. Catenacci [and others] --
47. Cost-effectiveness of anti-obesity interventions / Larissa Roux.
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