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Smoking Habits: Like Father, Like Son, Like Mother, Like Daughter

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  • Maria L. Loureiro
  • Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano
  • Daniela Vuri

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We use instrumental variable methods to investigate whether the impact of parental smoking habits on their children’s smoking decisions is a causal one. We find evidence of same-sex role models in two-parent households: mothers play a crucial role in determining their daughters’ smoking decisions, while fathers’ smoking habits are primarily imitated by their sons.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 2782.

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Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_2782

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Keywords: youth smoking; intergenerational habit transmission; multivariate probit; instrumental variables;

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