Increasing attention to the health consequences of obesity---roughly 400, 000 individuals die annually of obesity related disease with an associated cost of $75 billion---has motivated increased research on the economic determinants of eating behavior. This dissertation investigates how individuals combine time with market goods to produce meals and how these decisions affect health outcomes.Fast-food availability is obviously not the only environmental factor that could affect weight outcomes. Moreover, county characteristics that ... Such opportunities would likely decrease obesity prevalence18. In effect, wealthy neighbors offer aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Three Essays on the Economic Determinants of Household Meal Production and Eating Behavior|
|Author||:||Richard A. Dunn|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|