Fat Taxes and Health Outcomes: An Investigation of Economic Factors Influencing Obesity in Canada

Tax policy has been proposed as a possible instrument for reducing the incidence of obesity and diet-related non-communicable diseases. This has become popularly known as the "fat tax" approach. Also, physical access to energy-dense, nutrition-poor food items has been suggested as a causal factor for rising obesity rates. This project investigates both the role that food price interventions and physical access to “fast food” may play in population levels of obesity.


Issue Date:
2007
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/6841
Total Pages:
29
JEL Codes:
I18; Q18
Series Statement:
Project Report
CMD 07-09




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