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Educational Attainment and Dietary Lifestyles

Food Systems and Health

ISBN: 978-1-78635-092-3, eISBN: 978-1-78635-091-6

ISSN: 1057-6290

Publication date: 29 June 2017



Our findings are consistent with predictions derived from health lifestyle and human capital theories. We find no support for health commodity theory, the idea that people who are advantaged in terms of education live healthier lifestyles because they tend to have the financial resources to purchase the elements of a healthy lifestyle.



Andrews, H., Hill, T.D. and Cockerham, W.C. (2017), "Educational Attainment and Dietary Lifestyles", Food Systems and Health (Advances in Medical Sociology, Vol. 18), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 101-120.



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