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A fat tax is a double whammy for the poor – it will do little to prevent obesity in those on lower incomes, and will hurt them financially

Tiffin, Richard and Salois, Matthew (2011) A fat tax is a double whammy for the poor – it will do little to prevent obesity in those on lower incomes, and will hurt them financially. British Politics and Policy at LSE (02 Sep 2011) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

By 2030, it is estimated that obesity could cost the UK economy up to £2 billion. While some have suggested a ‘fat tax’ as a solution to the problems of obesity, Richard Tiffin and Matthew Salois argues that whilst such a tax will tend to be focused on those with the worst diets – these people also tend to be the poor. In reality, it would do little to change their dietary habits, and will end up costing them financially.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2011 11:05
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/38282/

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