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- What Causes Obesity? And Why Has It Grown So Much? Tomer, John // Challenge (05775132);Jul/Aug2011, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p22
Obesity in the United States is widely acknowledged to be a severe and growing problem, especially among the young. Can economists contribute to understanding the causes of obesity? This economist proposes a model that includes nonrational decisionmaking. It is a useful start to understanding a...
- Is [Everyone] Bigger in Texas? // IDEA Fitness Journal;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p18
This article discusses findings of a study from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, which revealed that Texas is dealing with a large percentage of residents who are overweight or obese. The study also revealed the impact of obesity on businesses in Texas. In 2005, costs to Texas...
- Dimensions of socioeconomic position related to body mass index and obesity among Danish women and men. Groth, M. V.; Fagt, S.; Stockmarr, A.; Matthiessen, J.; Biltoft-Jensen, A. // Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;Jun2009, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p418
Aims: The aim of this study was to examine the association between different dimensions of socioeconomic position, body mass index (BMI) and obesity in the Danish population. Possible interactions between the different dimensions and gender differences were also investigated. Methods: This was a...
- Obesity and labor market outcomes. // Monthly Labor Review;Apr2008, Vol. 131 Issue 4, p43
The article reports on the study conducted by economists Kristin F. Butcher and Kyung H. Park regarding the relationship between obesity and labor market outcomes in the U.S. Their findings suggests that the characteristics of men age 25 to 54 have change over time. These changes explain around...
- The Economics of Obesity: Costs, Causes, and Controls. Ulrich, Clare // Human Ecology;Dec2005, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p10
The article discusses the economics of obesity. The box-office hit "Super Size Me" vividly brought the dangers of fast food and inactivity to the mass media. Studying the trade-offs people make sheds light on how economic forces contribute to weight gain. According to John Cawley, associate...
- Residents' health a weighty issue. // Indianapolis Business Journal;10/8/2012, Vol. 33 Issue 32, p10
The author argues against the impact of obesity in economic development and public policy in Indiana.
- Obesity costs. // Lamp;Jun2013, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p9
The article presents information on the findings of a study according to which obesity will continue increase and will affect about 42% of adults in the U.S. by 2030 and keeping obesity rates at their current levels would save about 550 billion dollars.
- The billion dollar price tag of obesity. // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;1/22/2011, Issue 620, p1
The article discusses research on the total economic cost associated with overweight and obesity in the U.S. and Canada, referencing a study published in the January 11, 2011 issue of "Media Release."
- Overweight equals underpaid. // Cosmopolitan;Nov94, Vol. 217 Issue 5, p70
Reports that British women who are obese at age 16 earn about seven percent less than those who are not when they become adults.