Physical Activity and Policy Recommendations: a Social Multiplier Approach

Goulão, Catarina and Thibault, Emmanuel (2013) Physical Activity and Policy Recommendations: a Social Multiplier Approach. TSE Working Paper, n. 13-414

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Abstract

We look at the effects of physical activity (PA) recommendation policies by
considering a social multiplier model in which individuals differ in their concern for PA.
The government can either observe this concern (and implement the First Best) or not
(and implement a uniform policy). Whichever the type of policy implemented, while
the welfare of individuals the most concerned with PA increases in the social multiplier,
the welfare of those the least concerned may decrease in it. For a sufficiently high social
multiplier, both government interventions improve the welfare of those most concerned
with PA but worsen the welfare of the least concerned individuals if they are not too
many. However, compared to the First Best, a uniform recommendation improves the
welfare of those most concerned with PA more than it reduces the welfare of those least
concerned.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: June 2013
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical Activity, Peer Effects, Long Term Care
JEL codes: D62 - Externalities
H11 - Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government
I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2014 17:37
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:22
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:27366
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/15661

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