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Do Government Food Price Policies Affect the Prevalence of Obesity? Empirical Evidence from Egypt

  • Asfaw, Abay
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

    Volume (Year): 35 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 4 (April)
    Pages: 687-701

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:35:y:2007:i:4:p:687-701
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