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Franco Sassi

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18 Nov 2010

This paper uses a range of analyses of health survey data from Australia, Canada, England and Korea to explore the relationship between education and obesity.

An epidemic of obesity has been developing in virtually all OECD countries over the last 30 years. Existing evidence...

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5 Jan 2010

In an attempt to contain rising trends in obesity and associated chronic diseases, many governments have implemented a range of policies to promote healthy lifestyles. These efforts have been hindered by the limited availability of evidence about the effectiveness of interventions in changing lifestyles and...

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24 Jun 2009

Using health survey data from Australia, Canada, England and Korea, this report explores the relationship between education and obesity.

An epidemic of obesity has been developing in virtually all OECD countries over the last 30 years. Existing evidence provides strong suggestions that such epidemic...

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21 Apr 2008

This paper provides an economic perspective on the prevention of chronic diseases, focusing in particular on diseases linked to lifestyle choices. The proposed economic framework is centred on the hypothesis that the prevention of chronic diseases may provide the means for increasing social welfare, enhancing...

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