Who would be affected by soda taxes?

Leslie McGranahan, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

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In 2009–10, 17 states considered expanding taxation on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) as a potential source of funds and a means to curb obesity. This article examines the various types of soda tax proposals, the underlying economic theory, and the anticipated impact of the proposed taxes on different population groups.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
JournalChicago Fed Letter
Issue number284
StatePublished - 2011


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