Over-Nutrition and Changing Health Status in High Income Countries
作者: Wallace HuffmanSonya HuffmanKyrre RickertsenAbebayehu Tegene
刊名: Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 2010, Vol.13 (1)
来源数据库: Berkeley Electronic Journal
关键词: healthmortalitycaloriesover-nutritionobesityfood pricesdeveloped countries
原始语种摘要: As per capita incomes in developed countries have grown over the past three decades, over-nutrition leading to obesity and elevated health risks for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer has occurred. We use economic and econometric models to identify the impact of food prices on the aggregate demand for calories and the supply of health, as reflected in mortality rates. Our models are fitted to unique panel data for 18 developed countries over 1971-2001, a period when the relative price of food first rose and then declined steadily. Some findings, using de-trended data, are that a lower real price of food, of other purchased consumer goods and of time increase the demand for calories, one cause of energy imbalance, and the supply of mortality associated with obesity....
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  • prices 行情
  • demand 需用电力
  • developed 开发
  • aggregate 集合体
  • income 收入
  • expected 预期
  • obesity 肥胖
  • supply 供给
  • working 开采
  • fitted 配合的