Document Detail


ACCOUNTING FOR PRODUCT SUBSTITUTION IN THE ANALYSIS OF FOOD TAXES TARGETING OBESITY.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23192837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We extend the existing literature on food taxes targeting obesity. We systematically incorporate the implicit substitution between added sugars and solid fats into a comprehensive food demand system and evaluate the effect of taxes on sugars and fats. The approach conditions how food and obesity taxes affect total calorie intake. The proposed methodology accounts for the ability of consumers to substitute leaner low-fat and low-sugar items for rich food items within the same food group. We calibrate this demand system approach using recent food intake data and existing estimates of price and income elasticities of demand. The demand system accounts for both the within-food group substitution and the substitution across these groups. Simulations of taxes on added sugars and solid fat show that the tax impact on consumption patterns is understated and the induced welfare loss is overstated when not allowing for the substitution possibilities within food groups. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Authors:
Zhen Miao; John C Beghin; Helen H Jensen
Related Documents :
3543257 - Evaluation of health aspects of sugars contained in carbohydrate sweeteners. report of ...
20570547 - Food acquisition habits in a group of african refugees recently settled in australia.
24477717 - Quantification of cyclic dipeptides from cultures of lactobacillus brevis r2Δ by hrgc/...
18524747 - Association between 100% juice consumption and nutrient intake and weight of children a...
8023097 - Scanning electron microscopic studies of the palatine mucosa and its microvascular arch...
9869257 - Memory facilitation and stimulation of endogenous nerve growth factor synthesis by the ...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health economics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1099-1050     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Econ     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306780     Medline TA:  Health Econ     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Affiliation:
Department of Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Executive functioning as a mediator of the relationship between premorbid verbal intelligence and he...
Next Document:  Treating Fossils as Terminal Taxa in Divergence Time Estimation Reveals Ancient Vicariance Patterns ...