Gluttony and Sloth? Calories, Labor Market Activity and the Rise of Obesity. / Griffith, Rachel; Lluberas, Rodrigo; Luhrmann, Melanie.

In: Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 14, No. 6, 21.12.2016, p. 1253–1286.

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Gluttony and Sloth? Calories, Labor Market Activity and the Rise of Obesity. / Griffith, Rachel; Lluberas, Rodrigo; Luhrmann, Melanie.

In: Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 14, No. 6, 21.12.2016, p. 1253–1286.

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Griffith, R, Lluberas, R & Luhrmann, M 2016, 'Gluttony and Sloth? Calories, Labor Market Activity and the Rise of Obesity', Journal of the European Economic Association, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 1253–1286. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeea.12183

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Griffith, R., Lluberas, R., & Luhrmann, M. (2016). Gluttony and Sloth? Calories, Labor Market Activity and the Rise of Obesity. Journal of the European Economic Association, 14(6), 1253–1286. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeea.12183

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Griffith R, Lluberas R, Luhrmann M. Gluttony and Sloth? Calories, Labor Market Activity and the Rise of Obesity. Journal of the European Economic Association. 2016 Dec 21;14(6):1253–1286. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeea.12183

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Griffith, Rachel ; Lluberas, Rodrigo ; Luhrmann, Melanie. / Gluttony and Sloth? Calories, Labor Market Activity and the Rise of Obesity. In: Journal of the European Economic Association. 2016 ; Vol. 14, No. 6. pp. 1253–1286.

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