Smoke and Strong Whiskey - Factors Influencing Female Smoking and Drinking in Ireland
AbstractThis paper analyses decisions regarding smoking and drinking for a sample of Irish women. Double-hurdle models are estimated to determine whether decisions to smoke/drink are made independently of how much to smoke/drink. Given the potential complementarities between smoking and drinking a model which allows for the joint determination of smoking and drinking is also estimated. The paper finds that decisions to smoke/drink and how much to smoke/drink are not independent and that decisions to smoke/drink are not made independently of each other.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by School Of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200204.
Length: 39 pages
Date of creation: 15 Feb 2002
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Smoking; Drinking; Double-hurdle; Selection;
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- C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
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