Title: Food prices, taxes, and obesity in Canada and its implications for food taxation
Authors: Clark, Stephen J.
Dittrich, Ludwig O.
Law, Stephen M.
Stará, Dana
Barták, Miroslav
Citation: E+M. Ekonomie a Management = Economics and Management. 2019, roč. 22, č. 1, s. 22-35.
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Technická univerzita v Liberci
Document type: článek
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11025/33685
ISSN: 2336-5604 (Online)
1212-3609 (Print)
Keywords: daň ze zboží a služeb;prodejní daň;management dodávek;BMI;obezita;ceny živin
Keywords in different language: goods and services tax;sales tax;supply management;BMI;obesity;nutrient prices
Abstract in different language: An important health financing issue facing Canada and other OECD countries (OECD, 2017) are the health consequences of obesity. Statistics Canada (2014) reports that 51.6% of adult Canadians were overweight or obese in 2009 compared to 53.6% in 2013. The proportion of Canadians who are overweight differs by sex, with 59.2% of Canadian males overweight in 2009 compared to 62% in 2013 and 43.9% of females overweight in 2009 compared to 45.1% in 2013. These increases have led to calls for policies to control obesity (see Clark et al., 2014). These rates of obesity are based on the body mass index (BMI) which is the ratio of weight (in kilograms) to the square of height (in meters). Cranfield (2007) uses the Canadian Community Heath Survey (CCHS) to examine the determinants of the body mass index (BMI) of Canadians.
Rights: CC BY-NC 4.0
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