How Obesity Can Affect Productivity? The Case of Malaysia
10 Pages Posted: 3 May 2019
Date Written: April 2, 2019
This paper shows how obesity can affect the productivity of any country. In our case, we evaluate the specific case of Malaysia. The same research evaluates the obesity levels among the three largest races of Malaysia such as Malay, Indians, and Chinese. The main objective of this research is to evaluate if exist any relationship between obesity and productivity, then we try to probe through compare our new index and the growth in labor productivity. Hence, this new index is entitled “The National Obesity Behavior Index (NOB-Index).” The NOB-Index offers the possibility to evaluate and monitoring expansion or contraction of obesity on the national and regional level. Finally, the same document is given a serial of recommendation and policies to solve this deep health problem in Malaysia.
Keywords: Obesity, productivity, Malaysia, Health care, Childcare
JEL Classification: I1, I3
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