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The Impact Of Economic Factors On Consumer Health

  • Schroeter, Christiane
  • Lusk, Jayson L.

This study estimates the relationship between economic factors and consumer health. The results show that increasing prices of food away from home are associated with decreasing the probability of risk factors and health conditions, which emphasizes the need to differ between multiple food types in health demand analysis.

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Paper provided by Western Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2007 Annual Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2007, Portland, Oregon with number 7364.

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