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Breaking bad habits by education – smoking dynamics among Swedish women

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  • Gustav Kjellsson
  • Ulf‐G Gerdtham
  • Carl Hampus Lyttkens

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In a dynamic Two-Part Model (2PM), we find the effect of previous smoking on the participation decision to be decreasing with education among Swedish women, i.e. more educated are less state dependent. However, we do not find an analogous effect of education on the conditional intensity of consumption. Copyright (C) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Health Economics.

Volume (Year): 20 (2011)
Issue (Month): 7 (July)
Pages: 876-881

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Handle: RePEc:wly:hlthec:v:20:y:2011:i:7:p:876-881

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Keywords: smoking ; state dependency ; education ;

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  1. Yu-Fu Chen & Dennis Petrie, 2012. "When to Quit Under Uncertainty? A real options approach to smoking cessation," Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics 272, Economic Studies, University of Dundee.

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