Newsletter Issue 2016:3

5 posts

Charles Courtemanche

Charles Courtemanche Department of Economics, Georgia State University The obesity rates for both adults and children have approximately tripled over the past half century, reaching “epidemic” proportions of 35% and 17%, respectively (Ogden et al., 2014; Fryar et al., 2012). Obesity is a natural subject for economic investigation because it is the result of […]

Maoyong Fan and Yanhong Jin

Maoyong Fan, Ball State University Yanhong Jin, Rutgers University American Journal of Health Economics 1(4): 432-460, 2015 In the United States, children living below the federal poverty line have much higher obesity rates than the national average – 12.5% vs. 10.7% for preschoolers aged 2-5, 21.5% vs. 17.4% for children aged 6-11, and 23.1% […]