The Effects Of the Fat Tax Law

Andrea Coloma, Jesse A. Petersen & Phoebe Demetry

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Abstract This project reports focuses on the newly implemented fat tax law in Denmark on the 1st October 2011 and its effects on consumers. However, due to lack of resources and time, the authors decided to narrow the category of consumers to university students that live outside the homes of their parents, therefore, regarding sampling, the authors utilised convenience sampling to establish the target group. The analysis in this project report is centred on first hand data collected by the authors by applying the two research methods; web questionnaire and focus group, and thereby applying a mixed methods approach. Furthermore, selected theories are applied to the data collected for the analysis, these theories are as follows; Tax Incidence, Bio-Politics and Panopticism, the latter two being Foucaultian theories. In order to obtain an optimal analysis, the authors have chosen certain epistemological and ontological considerations which they are continuously attentive of when writing the analysis. The epistemological consideration being intrepretivism, and the ontological consideration being constructionism. Furthermore, due to the exploratory nature of this project report, the authors have decided to apply the inductive approach which also allows for a hypothesis. The hypothesis is tested in the analysis in order to generate a conclusion where the hypothesis will either be accepted or rejected.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato31 maj 2012
VejledereClaus Munch Drejer


  • Fat Tax
  • Discipline