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dc.contributor.authorBrunello, Giorgioen_US
dc.contributor.authorMichaud, Pierre-Carlen_US
dc.contributor.authorSanz-de-Galdeano, Annaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:31:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:31:14Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20080609109en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34980-
dc.description.abstractWe provide comparable evidence on the patterns and trends in obesity across the Atlantic and analyse whether there are economic rationales for public intervention to control obesity. We take into account equity issues as well as efficiency considerations, which are organized around three categories of market failures: productive inefficiencies, lack of information or rationality and health insurance externalities. We also calculate the long term financial consequences of current US and European obesity trends, and conclude with a brief review of current policies to reduce and prevent excessive body weight both in Europe and the US.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 3529en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.ddc360en_US
dc.subject.keywordObesityen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth care costsen_US
dc.subject.keywordefficiencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordequityen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsrisikoen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitspolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsvorsorgeen_US
dc.subject.stwMeritorisches Guten_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Gerechtigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitskostenen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleThe rise in obesity across the Atlantic: an economic perspectiveen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn572105703en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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