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Author Hojjat, Tahereh Alavi, 1953- author

Title The economics of obesity : poverty, income inequality and health / Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Rata Hojjat
Published Singapore : Springer, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series SpringerBriefs in public health, 2192-3698
SpringerBriefs in public health.
Contents 1. Different Perspectives on Causes of Obesity -- 2. Consequences of Obesity -- 3. Economic Analysis: Behavioral Patterns and Diet Choice -- 4. Socioeconomic Factors: Poverty and Obesity -- 5. Income Inequality and Obesity -- 6. Data & Methodology: Obesity, Poverty and Income Inequality -- 7. Food Policy Interventions -- 8. Concluding Comments
Summary This book offers a new perspective about the relationship of obesity to poverty and inequality providing a fascinating insight into the factors that influence individual choices regarding eating habits, diet and other behavioral patterns relevant to obesity. The authors explore a unique socioeconomic model that helps build the framework to understand the causes of obesity and its relation to health, science, and economics. An essential read for policy makers who are seeking a framework to address this problem
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed March 2, 2017)
Subject Obesity -- Economic aspects.
Overweight persons -- Economic conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Hojjat, Rata, author
ISBN 9789811029103
9789811029110 (electronic bk.)
9811029113 (electronic bk.)