Tatiana Andreyeva

University of Connecticut
Dept of Agricultural & Resource Economics
Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
Hartford, CT 06103
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NBER Working Papers and Publications

August 2011Self-Reported Disability and Reference Groups
with Arthur van Soest, Arie Kapteyn, James P. Smith
in Investigations in the Economics of Aging, David A. Wise, editor
June 2011Self Reported Disability and Reference Groups
with Arthur van Soest, Arie Kapteyn, James P. Smith: w17153
Social networks and social interactions affect individual and social norms. We develop a direct test of this using Dutch survey data on how respondents evaluate work disability of hypothetical people with some work related health problem (vignettes). We analyze how the thresholds respondents use to decide what constitutes a (mild or more serious) work disability depend on the number of people receiving disability insurance benefits (DI) in their reference group. We find that reference group effects are significant and contribute substantially to an explanation of why self-reported work disability in the Netherlands is much higher than in, for example, the US.
March 2011Exposure to Food Advertising On Television: Associations With Children's Fast Food and Soft Drink Consumption and Obesity
with Inas Rashad Kelly, Jennifer L. Harris: w16858
There is insufficient research on the direct effects of food advertising on children's diet and diet-related health, particularly in non-experimental settings. We employ a nationally-representative sample from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey-Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K) and the Nielsen Company data on spot television advertising of cereals, fast food restaurants and soft drinks to children across the top 55 designated-market areas to estimate the relation between exposure to food advertising on television and children's food consumption and body weight. Our results suggest that soft drink and fast food television advertising is associated with increased consumption of soft drinks and fast food among elementary school children (Grade 5). Exposure to 100 incremental TV ads for sugar-...

Published: Andreyeva, Tatiana; Kelly, Inas Rashad; Harris, Jennifer. Exposure to Food Advertising on Television: Associations with Children's Fast Food and Soft Drink Consumption and Obesity. Economics and Human Biology, 9(3): 221-233, July 2011. citation courtesy of

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