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Employment Impact of Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes

In the past few years, numerous state and local legislators have proposed taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) as a means of changing individuals’ behavior in order to reduce obesity and improve health. None of these proposals have succeeded thus far, hindered in part by beverage industry claims of related job losses. This paper provides a More

Date: February 2014

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: Beverages Pricing & Economics

Taxing Sugary Drinks: Will This Really Result in Job Losses?

Sugary drinks add large amounts of calories to the diet and are linked with obesity. Many state legislatures have tried to impose new taxes on sugary drinks, but the beverage industry has opposed such measures claiming that taxes on sugary drinks will result in regional job losses because of reduced consumption. This issue brief highlights More

Date: February 2014

Resource Type: Research Brief

Focus Areas: Beverages Pricing & Economics

Analyzing the Impact on the Jobs Market of Implementing a Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

A number of states and cities are considering the imposition of a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax aimed at reducing consumption and raising tax revenue to fund anti-obesity programs. The major research question that will be addressed by this study is: What is the net employment impact of reductions in SSB consumption that would result from More

Date: January 2011

Resource Type: Grant Summary

Focus Areas: Beverages Pricing & Economics