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Government intervention would be justified to prevent a potential epidemic of food disorders

Costa-i-Font, Joan and Jofre-Bonet , Mireia (2012) Government intervention would be justified to prevent a potential epidemic of food disorders. British Politics and Policy at LSE (08 Mar 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Joan Costa-Font and Mireia Jofre-Bonet argue that distorted perceptions of self-image influence health-related behaviours. Through their empirical research, they find that social pressure is a determinant of eating disorders and policy should compensate against damaging peer-effects and counter the spread of this epidemic

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Social Policy
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 16:16
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/43787/

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