The Economics of Obesity-Related Mortality Among High Income Countries

dc.contributor.author Huffman, Sonya
dc.contributor.author Huffman, Wallace
dc.contributor.author Huffman, Sonya
dc.contributor.author Tegene, Abebayehu
dc.contributor.author Huffman, Wallace
dc.contributor.author Rickertsen, Kyrre
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-02-17T22:46:39.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:12:40Z
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dc.date.embargo 2016-10-10
dc.date.issued 2006-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Health production and supply functions based on models for productive households are established. Data for 18 high income countries over 1971-2001 are used in the empirical analysis. In the health production function, mortality from cardiovascular diseases and diabetes is positively related to inputs of calories and sweeteners but not to input of fat or to national health care. In the health supply function, a high real price of food, real wage rate and non-labor income, a modest level of socialized medicine, and a low labor force participation rate decrease mortality. A cheap food policy erodes gains from reduced smoking and better treatments for high cholesterol levels and hypertension that have occurred over the last three decades.</p>
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dc.title The Economics of Obesity-Related Mortality Among High Income Countries
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