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The economics of obesity : a report on the workshop held at USDA's Economic Research Service / by Tomas Philipson ... [and others].

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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E-FAN ; 04-004.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis A 93.61/5:04-004 (Text) 959589-1001 Online document Available -

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  • Physical Description: v, 39 pages : digital, PDF file.
  • Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Economic Research Service, [2004]

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General Note:
Title from title screen (viewed on July 29, 2006).
"May 2004."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 35).
Summary, etc.:
In April 2003, USDA's Economic Research Service and the University of Chicago's Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies and the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State jointly hosted a workshop on the Economics of Obesity. The purpose was to provide an overview of leading health economics research on the causes and consequences of rising obesity in the United States. Topics included the role of technological change in explaining both the long- and short-term trends in obesity, the role of maternal employment in child obesity, the impact of obesity on wages and health insurance, behavioral economics as applied to obesity, and the challenges in measuring energy intakes and physical activity. The workshop also discussed policy implications and future directions for obesity research.
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Mode of access: Internet from the ERS web site. Address as of 6/4/07:; current access available via PURL.
Subject: Obesity > Economic aspects > United States > Congresses.

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