Paper Time Use and Food Consumption
The rise in obesity rate has been particularly pronounced in the United States since the middle of the 1970s, but has by now extended into many other areas of the world. Several sources of technological change have been singled out as potential explanations for why people have been gaining so much weight. While the focus so far has been on the relationship between how people spend their time and how many calories they expend, we argue in this piece that there might also be an interesting relationship between how people spend their time and how many calories they consume.
Published in: American Economic Review
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