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Modelling income group differences in the health and economic impacts of targeted food taxes and subsidies.

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OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects, by income group, of targeted food taxes and subsidies on nutrition, health and expenditure in the UK. METHODS: A model based on consumption data and demand elasticity was constructed to predict the effects of four food taxation-subsidy regimens. Resulting changes in demand, expenditure, nutrition, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer mortality were estimated. Data Expenditure data were taken from the Expenditure and Food Survey; estimates of price elasti...

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Publisher copy:
10.1093/ije/dyp214

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Nnoaham, KE More by this author
Journal:
International journal of epidemiology
Volume:
38
Issue:
5
Pages:
1324-1333
Publication date:
2009-10-05
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EISSN:
1464-3685
ISSN:
0300-5771
URN:
uuid:9f81ec23-6f02-47ef-b414-8f288f0bc84f
Source identifiers:
163688
Local pid:
pubs:163688

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