Tax Landscape and Public Health: A Critical Examination of 'Fat Tax' in Kerala, India
7 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2016 Last revised: 19 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 18, 2016
The paper discusses a budget proposal to tax food items from branded restaurants in Kerala from a public health perspective. The authors argue that a portfolio of interventions to nudge consumer choices in diet and nutritional preference along with tax is likely to yield better results.
Keywords: Public Health, Tax, Kerala, India
JEL Classification: H71, I18
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