Obesity, Business and Public Policy

Obesity, Business and Public Policy

ISBN-10:
1845425006
ISBN-13:
9781845425005
Pub. Date:
04/07/2007
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
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Overview

Obesity, Business and Public Policy

The effects of obesity have become practically ubiquitous in the United States. This book explores the rising trend in obesity in the US in terms of its significant economic and social consequences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845425005
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 04/07/2007
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contents:
Foreword
Former Governor Michael Huckabee
Preface
1. Introduction
Zoltan J. Acs and Alan Lyles
PART I: CULTURE, OBESITY AND INSTITUTIONS
2. The Spread of Obesity
David B. Audretsch and Dawne DiOrio
PART II: OBESITY AND THE INDIVIDUAL
3. The Economics of Childhood Obesity Policy
John Cawley
4. Obesity, Poverty and Diversity: Theoretical and Strategic Challenges
Lenneal J. Henderson
5. The Labor Market Impact of Obesity
John Cawley
PART III: OBESITY AND BUSINESS
6. Mixed Messages in Marketing Communications about Food and Obesity
Stephen J. Gould and Fiona Sussan
7. Weight Control, Private Health Insurance and Public Policies
Alan Lyles and Ann Cotten
PART IV: OBESITY AND GOVERNMENT
8. The Infrastructure of Obesity
Zoltan J. Acs, Ann Cotten and Kenneth R. Stanton
9. Federal Communication about Obesity in the Dietary Guidelines and Checkoff Programs
Parke E. Wilde
10. Tax Solutions to the External Costs of Obesity
Julie Ann Elston, Kenneth R. Stanton, David T. Levy and Zoltan J. Acs
PART V: LESSONS FROM THE PAST
11. Tobacco Control as a Model for Trimming the Obesity Problem
David T. Levy and Marilyn Oblak
12. Perspectives on the Economic and Cultural Effects of Obesity Litigation: Lessons from Pelman v McDonald’s
José Felipé Anderson
PART VI: POLICY CONCLUSIONS
13. A Policy Framework for Confronting Obesity
Zoltan J. Acs, Lenneal J. Henderson, David T. Levy, Alan Lyles and Kenneth R. Stanton
Index

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