The Resource Obesity among poor Americans : is public assistance the problem?, Patricia K. Smith

Obesity among poor Americans : is public assistance the problem?, Patricia K. Smith

Label
Obesity among poor Americans : is public assistance the problem?
Title
Obesity among poor Americans
Title remainder
is public assistance the problem?
Statement of responsibility
Patricia K. Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book investigates the controversial claim by welfare critics that public assistance programs like the Food Stamp and National School Lunch programs contribute to obesity among the poor. The author synthesizes empirical evidence from an array of disciplines--anthropology, economics, epidemiology, marketing, medicine, nutrition science, psychology, public health, sociology, and urban planning--to test this claim and to test whether other causal processes are at work. --from publisher's description
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.196/3980086942
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC628
LC item number
.S6415 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Obesity among poor Americans : is public assistance the problem?, Patricia K. Smith
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-187) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Trends in obesity, poverty, and public assistance
  • The "public assistance causes obesity" hypothesis
  • The "obesity causes public assistance" hypothesis
  • The "poverty causes both public assistance and obesity" hypothesis
  • The "factor X causes both public assistance and obesity" hypothesis
  • Common threads and conclusions
Control code
ocn727948506
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (197 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826516374
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b3663752x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)727948506
  • ebscoaca0826516378
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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