The Economics of Obesity

Poverty, Income Inequality and Health

  • Tahereh Alavi Hojjat
  • Rata Hojjat
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Rata Hojjat
    Pages 1-5
  3. Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Rata Hojjat
    Pages 7-9
  4. Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Rata Hojjat
    Pages 11-18
  5. Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Rata Hojjat
    Pages 19-25
  6. Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Rata Hojjat
    Pages 27-38
  7. Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Rata Hojjat
    Pages 49-60
  8. Tahereh Alavi Hojjat, Rata Hojjat
    Pages 61-66
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 67-84

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a new perspective about the relationship of obesity to poverty and inequality providing a fascinating insight into the factors that influence individual choices regarding eating habits, diet and other behavioral patterns relevant to obesity. The authors explore a unique socioeconomic model that helps build the framework to understand the causes of obesity and its relation to health, science, and economics. An essential read for policy makers who are seeking a framework to address this problem.

Keywords

Externalities Government interventions Behavioral economics Medical costs Inequality gap

Authors and affiliations

  • Tahereh Alavi Hojjat
    • 1
  • Rata Hojjat
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair and Professor of EconomicsDeSales UniversityCenter ValleyUSA
  2. 2.New YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2911-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2910-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2911-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-3698
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3701
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