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Given that obesity produces significant social costs, public health authorities need to be far more pro-active in designing interventions

Costa-Font, Joan (2014) Given that obesity produces significant social costs, public health authorities need to be far more pro-active in designing interventions. British Politics and Policy at LSE (05 Feb 2014). Website.

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Abstract

There is an escalating obesity problem in the UK. Joan Costa-Font argues that obesity is an example of market failure and that policy should focus on changing social rewards to unhealthy food consumption and tackling the prevailing social norms with regards to sedentary behavior at home and the workplace.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 13:10
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2020 00:39
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74108

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