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Obesity under affluence varies by welfare regimes: The effect of fast food, insecurity and inequality

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Among affluent countries, those with market-liberal welfare regimes (which are also English-speaking) tend to have the highest prevalence of obesity. The impact of cheap, accessible high-energy food is often invoked in explanation. An alternative approach is that overeating is a response to stress, and that competition, uncertainty, and inequality make market-liberal societies more stressful. This ecological regression meta-study pools 96 body-weight surveys from 11 countries c. 1994–2004. Th...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.ehb.2010.07.002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, HUM, History Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology
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Publisher:
Elsevier B.V. Publisher's website
Journal:
Economics and Human Biology Journal website
Volume:
8
Issue:
3
Pages:
297-308
Chapter number:
3
Publication date:
2010-07-27
Acceptance date:
2010-07-19
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ISSN:
1570-677X
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uuid:aa8a2d84-eed4-4807-a4f1-f45f855f4420
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397146
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pubs:397146
Paper number:
3
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