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Obesity—Who Bears the Costs?

Lecture no. 20 from the course: Unexpected Economics

Obesity—Who Bears the Costs?

Taught by Professor Timothy Taylor | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Economics & Finance Courses

American men and women have both gained an average of more than 20 pounds since the early 1960s. Address the reasons for this increase, the role played by economic factors, and the implications for public policy, including who really pays the costs obesity imposes.

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