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Economic Aspects of Obesity

Michael Grossman and Naci H. Mocan, editors

Conference held November 10-11, 2008
Published in April 2011 by University of Chicago Press
© 2011 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

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394 pages
ISBN: 0-226-31009-4

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents: Michael Grossman, Naci H. Mocan (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Michael Grossman, Naci H. Mocan (p. 1 - 16) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. The Impact of Minimum Wage Rates on Body Weight in the United States: David O. Meltzer, Zhuo Chen (p. 17 - 34) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
2. Does Health Insurance Make You Fat?: Jay Bhattacharya, M. Kate Bundorf, Noemi Pace, Neeraj Sood (p. 35 - 64) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
3. Food Prices and the Dynamics of Body Weight: Dana Goldman, Darius Lakdawalla, Yuhui Zheng (p. 65 - 90) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
4. Outcomes in a Program that Offers Financial Rewards for Weight Loss: John Cawley, Joshua A. Price (p. 91 - 126) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
5. Economic Contextual Factors and Child Body Mass Index: Lisa M. Powell, Frank J. Chaloupka (p. 127 - 144) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
6. The Relationship between Perceptions of Neighborhood Characteristics and Obesity among Children: Bisakha Sen, Stephen Mennemeyer, Lisa C. Gary (p. 145 - 180) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
7. Studying the Child Obesity Epidemic with Natural Experiments: Robert Sandy, Gilbert Liu, John Ottensmann, Rusty Tchernis, Jeff Wilson, O. T. Ford (p. 181 - 221) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
8. Food Stamp Program and Consumption Choices: Neeraj Kaushal, Qin Gao (p. 223 - 247) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
9. Physical Activity: Economic and Policy Factors: Melayne M. McInnes, Judith A. Shinogle (p. 249 - 282) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
10. Effects of Weight on Adolescent Educational Attainment: Robert Kaestner, Michael Grossman, Benjamin Yarnoff (p. 283 - 313) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
11. Where Does the Wage Penalty Bite?: Christian A. Gregory, Christopher J. Ruhm (p. 315 - 347) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
12. Obesity, Self-Esteem and Wages: Naci Mocan, Erdal Tekin (p. 349 - 380) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
Indexes: Michael Grossman, Naci H. Mocan (p. 381 - 394) (bibliographic info) (download)
 
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