Why Have Americans Become More Obese

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Why Have Americans Become More Obese

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dc.contributor.author Shapiro, Jesse
dc.contributor.author Glaeser, Edward
dc.contributor.author Cutler, David
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-02T01:30:22Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Cutler, David, Edward Glaeser and Jesse Shapiro. 2003. Why have Americans become more obese. Journal of Economic Perspectives 17, no. 3: 93-118. en
dc.identifier.issn 0895-3309 en
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2640583
dc.description.abstract Americans have become considerably more obese over the past 25 years. This increase is primarily the result of consuming more calories. The increase in food consumption is itself the result of technological innovations which made it possible for food to be mass prepared far from the point of consumption, and consumed with lower time costs of preparation and cleaning. Price changes are normally beneficial, but may not be if people have self-control problems. This applies to some, but not most, of the population. en
dc.description.sponsorship Economics en
dc.publisher American Economic Association en
dc.relation.isversionof http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/089533003769204371 en
dash.license LAA
dc.title Why Have Americans Become More Obese en
dc.relation.journal Journal of Economic Perspectives en
dash.depositing.author Cutler, David

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