Three Essays on the Economic Determinants of Household Meal Production and Eating Behavior

Three Essays on the Economic Determinants of Household Meal Production and Eating Behavior

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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.live closer to fast-food restaurants have higher BMIs and find no meaningful relationship5. ... In the current paper, I avoid this problem by relying on an aggregate measure of availability, namely the number of fast-food restaurants in the countyanbsp;...


Title:Three Essays on the Economic Determinants of Household Meal Production and Eating Behavior
Author: Richard A. Dunn
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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