Increasing attention to the health consequences of obesity---roughly 400, 000 individuals die annually of obesity related disease with an associated cost of $75 billion---has motivated increased research on the economic determinants of eating behavior. This dissertation investigates how individuals combine time with market goods to produce meals and how these decisions affect health outcomes.For example, eating behavior may be mediated by the work environment: workers may eat lunch with co-workers, dine with business associates or snack at their desk while completing other work-related tasks. Alternatively, restaurants may beanbsp;...
|Title||:||Three Essays on the Economic Determinants of Household Meal Production and Eating Behavior|
|Author||:||Richard A. Dunn|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|