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dc.contributor.authorCutler, David
dc.contributor.authorGlaeser, Edward
dc.contributor.authorShapiro, Jesse
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-02T01:30:22Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationCutler, 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.issn0895-3309en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:2640583
dc.description.abstractAmericans 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.sponsorshipEconomicsen
dc.publisherAmerican Economic Associationen
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1257/089533003769204371en
dash.licenseLAA
dc.titleWhy Have Americans Become More Obeseen
dc.relation.journalJournal of Economic Perspectivesen
dash.depositing.authorCutler, David
dc.identifier.doi10.1257/089533003769204371*
dash.contributor.affiliatedGlaeser, Edward
dash.contributor.affiliatedCutler, David


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