Study finds money can't buy weight loss.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Reward (Psychology) (Influence)
Money (Psychological aspects)
|Publication:||Name: Human Ecology Publisher: Cornell University, Human Ecology Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology; Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Cornell University, Human Ecology ISSN: 1530-7069|
|Issue:||Date: Nov, 2009 Source Volume: 37 Source Issue: 2|
|Product:||Product Code: 9108940 Coinage & Currency NAICS Code: 92119 Other General Government Support|
|Geographic:||Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States|
A study by John Cawley, associate professor of policy analysis and
management, found that cash rewards did not motivate obese people to
lose much weight. Cawley and graduate student Joshua Price evaluated
data on 2,407 obese employees who participated in worksite
health-promotion programs that rewarded weight loss with cash payments.
The majority of the obese volunteers in the study dropped out within a
year. And the average weight loss of those who stayed in the program was
only three to five pounds higher compared to people who received no cash
payments. The findings are published as a working paper issued by the
National Bureau of Economic Research.
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