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The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume IV

The Private and Social Costs of Overeating and their Remedies

Authors: Joshua, John

  • Takes an interdisciplinary approach to addictive behaviours, their costs and remedies
  • Analyses the impact of Government legislation and taxes on consumption
  • Reconciles the conflict between behavioural and neoclassical economics
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This title offers an in-depth analysis of the psychological causes and consequences of, and proposed interventions for over-eating. The author examines the history of obesity and its distribution by social class and geography, the environmental effects of overconsumption and economic remedies such as the introduction of a sugar tax to reduce obesity. Joshua also considers the politics of corporate social responsibility of food and beverage corporations and how this could prevent poor health decisions.

This is the final title in a four volume series ‘The Economics of Addictive Behaviours’, consisting of three additional volumes on smoking, alcohol abuse and illicit drug abuse.

About the authors

John Joshua taught Economics to undergraduates and postgraduates in Melbourne, Australia, and China for many years. He holds PhDs in Sociology, Education and Economics, and his research interests are in the economic, educational, and psycho-social transformation of developing economies.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Joshua, John

    Pages 1-5

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  • The History of Obesity and Its Distribution by Social Class and Geography

    Joshua, John

    Pages 7-18

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  • The Phenomenon of the Body Mass Index

    Joshua, John

    Pages 19-27

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  • The Mismatch Between Food Requirements and Actual Diets

    Joshua, John

    Pages 29-35

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  • The Obesogenic Environment

    Joshua, John

    Pages 37-41

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eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62536-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62535-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Addictive Behaviours Volume IV
Book Subtitle
The Private and Social Costs of Overeating and their Remedies
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62536-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62536-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62535-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 125
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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