Vol. 5 No. Különszám (2012)

The Fat Tax in 2011 and in 2012

Published August 6, 2020
Szabolcs Szőllősi
Sándor Szűcs Róbert
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Szőllősi, S., & Szűcs Róbert, S. (2020). The Fat Tax in 2011 and in 2012. Economica, 5(Különszám), 40–47. https://doi.org/10.47282/ECONOMICA/2012/5/Különszám/4481

Approximately 119 million of the US population, that is 64.5 percent of the adult US population are either overweight or obese. 17.5 million young, obese people live in the European Union. The proportion of overweight or obese people is higher than 60% in Hungary. It causes a dramatic increase in health expenditure. Possible solutions include the introduction of a fat tax. Hungary introduced the fat tax in 2011. The rate of fat tax has increased in 2012.