The Effect of Income on Health Choices: Alcohol Use
AbstractThis paper investigates the relation between household income level and individual alcohol consumption behavior. Data from Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) are tested utilizing a multinomial Logit method. The results show that alcohol consumption frequency positively correlates to income, but excessive alcohol use mostly occurs among lower income population.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida with number 143060.
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health choices; income; alcohol consumption; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Health Economics and Policy;
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