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An Alternative to Developing Stores in Food Deserts: Can Changes in SNAP Benefits Make a Difference?

Margaret Andrews, Rhea Bhatta and Michele Ver Ploeg.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 8561 words.

In the search for policies to reduce the effects of limited food access, little consideration has been given to how economic incentives could be used to make it easier for low-income...

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An Analysis of Occupational Health in Pork Production

Terrance M. Hurley, James B. Kliebenstein and Peter F. Orazem.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2000; p ublished online May 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

Data on attendees at the World Pork Expo from 1991–95 are used to evaluate the impact of farming generally, and hog farming and confinement operations more specifically, on the measured...

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Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture and the Economics of Resistance: Discussion

John M. Antle.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2002; p ublished online December 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

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Are Agricultural Policies Making Us Fat? Likely Links between Agricultural Policies and Human Nutrition and Obesity, and Their Policy Implications*

Julian M. Alston, Daniel A. Sumner and Stephen A. Vosti.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 3764 words.

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Are fruit and vegetable voucher policies cost-effective?

O. de Mouzon, V. Réquillart, L.-G. Soler, J. Dallongeville and L. Dauchet.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

December 2012; p ublished online June 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 8954 words.

We quantify the economic and health effects of a fruit and vegetable (F&V) voucher policy designed for increasing F&V consumption among low-income consumers. The analysis combined two...

Are you smart enough to know what to eat? A critique of behavioural economics as justification for regulation

Jayson L. Lusk.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Microeconomics; Agricultural Economics. 8391 words.

With the rise of behavioural economics has come the belief that decision-making biases justify paternalistic policies. Such views challenge the notion of consumer sovereignty and the...

Demand for food-away-from-home: a multiple-discrete–continuous extreme value model

Timothy J. Richards and Lisa Mancino.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

February 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Agricultural Economics. 8145 words.

Policymakers have suggested the use of taxes to raise the relative cost of buying fast food. Yet, little is known of the structure of demand for food-away-from-home (FAFH) in general. This...

Diet Quality, Child Health, and Food Policies in Developing Countries

Alok Bhargava.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economics of Health; Economic Development; Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Resource Economics; Agricultural Economics. 12357 words.

Although the importance of diet quality for improving child health is widely recognized, the roles of environmental factors and the absorption of nutrients for children's physical growth...

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Dietary Bounds and Unshackled Demand Specifications

Paul J. Driscoll and Anya M. McGuirk.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 1997; p ublished online May 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

Conventional tests of revealed preference axioms (WARP and GARP) may yield false rejections of the hypothesis of a unique preference ordering when consumers face constraints in addition to...

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Do Food Stamps Contribute to Obesity in Low-Income Women? Evidence from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979

Maoyong Fan.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 7945 words.

This article estimates the effects of food stamp benefits on obesity, overweight and body mass index of low-income women. My analysis differs from previous research in three aspects. First,...

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Does the National School Lunch Program Improve Children’s Dietary Outcomes?

Benjamin L. Campbell, Rodolfo M. Nayga, John L. Park and Andres Silva.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

July 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 15443 words.

The National School Lunch Program’s effect on children’s diets has been extensively studied. Results have tended to be inconclusive regarding the effectiveness of the program. Utilizing...

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Economic and Social Implications of Regulating Alcohol Availability in Grocery Stores

Bradley J. Rickard, Marco Costanigro and Teevrat Garg.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

December 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Law and Economics; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 8746 words.

The availability of alcoholic beverages in grocery stores varies across the United States due to state-level regulations. Recently there have been a number of controversial legislative...

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Economics of Spatial-Dynamic Processes

James E. Wilen.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2007; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare Economics; Economics of Health; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Environmental Economics; Agricultural Economics. 7290 words.

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The Effect of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program on Childhood Obesity

Yiwei Qian, Rodolfo M. Nayga, Michael R. Thomsen and Heather L. Rouse.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

June 2016; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 7119 words.

This paper investigates how the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), a nutrition assistance program that provides funding for the distribution of free fresh fruits and vegetables to...

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The Effects of Farm Commodity and Retail Food Policies on Obesity and Economic Welfare in the United States

Abigail M. Okrent and Julian M. Alston.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Agricultural Economics. 15940 words.

Many commentators claim that farm subsidies have contributed significantly to the “obesity epidemic” by making fattening foods relatively cheap and abundant and, symmetrically, that taxing...

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Effects of Food Stamp Participation on Body Weight and Obesity

Zhuo Chen, Steven T. Yen and David B. Eastwood.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2005; p ublished online December 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 4019 words.

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Effects of U.S. Public Agricultural R&D on U.S. Obesity and its Social Costs

Julian M. Alston, Joanna P. MacEwan and Abigail M. Okrent.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 11399 words.

How much has food abundance, attributable to U.S. public agricultural R&D, contributed to high and rising U.S. obesity rates? In this paper we investigate the effects of public investment...

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The End of the Federal Tobacco Program: Economic Impacts of the Deregulation of U.S. Tobacco Production

A. Blake Brown, Randal R. Rucker and Walter N. Thurman.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; International Trade; Economics of Health; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Agricultural Economics. 9724 words.

In 2004, Congress ended the sixty-six-year-old federal tobacco program, effectively deregulating production and prices. With deregulation came a buyout package, with cigarette manufacturers...

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Estimating the Impact of Education on Household Fruit and Vegetable Purchases

Joshua Berning and John J. Hogan.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Education and Research Institutions; Agricultural Economics. 6687 words.

We examine the effect that investments in education have on household expenditure on fruits and vegetables using a two-stage model that accounts for differences in ability and heterogeneous...

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Examining the Relationship between the Use of Supermarkets and Over-nutrition in Indonesia

Wendy J. Umberger, Xiaobo He, Nicholas Minot and Hery Toiba.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

March 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 8814 words.

This study examines the relationship between the use of modern food retailers and health outcomes using data from a survey of 1,180 urban households in Indonesia. The dependent variables...

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