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Jonah B Gelbach, Jonathan Klick, Thomas Stratmann
Publication date
2007/3/21
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Social Science Research Network. Available: http://papers. ssrn. com/sol3/papers. cfm
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Abstract: Americans have been getting fatter since at least the mid 1980s. To better
understand this public health problem, much attention has been devoted to determining the
underlying cause of increasing body weights in the US We examine the role of relative food
prices in determining an individual's body mass index, arguing that as healthful foods
become more expensive relative to unhealthful foods, individuals substitute to a less
healthful diet. Using data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) for the period ...
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