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Semiparametric binary random effects models: Estimating two types of drinking behavior

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  • Dong, Yingying

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I propose a new estimator for cross-section semiparametric regressions containing unobserved binary random effects and apply it to alcohol consumption. The random effects (health consciousness) explain a significant proportion of otherwise unexplained variation in alcohol consumption. Education positively correlates with health consciousness.

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  • Dong, Yingying, 2011. "Semiparametric binary random effects models: Estimating two types of drinking behavior," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 112(1), pages 79-81, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:1:p:79-81
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    1. Cook, Philip J. & Moore, Michael J., 1993. "Drinking and schooling," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 12(4), pages 411-429, December.
    2. Xiaohong Chen & Oliver Linton & Ingrid Van Keilegom, 2003. "Estimation of Semiparametric Models when the Criterion Function Is Not Smooth," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 71(5), pages 1591-1608, September.
    3. Dong, Yingying & Lewbel, Arthur, 2011. "Nonparametric identification of a binary random factor in cross section data," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 163(2), pages 163-171, August.
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    1. Dong, Yingying & Lewbel, Arthur, 2011. "Nonparametric identification of a binary random factor in cross section data," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 163(2), pages 163-171, August.
    2. Mindaugas Sinkevicius, 2016. "Intention To Purchase Alcohol By Adults In The Country In Transition: The Effects Of Health Consciousness, Self-Efficacy And Religion Importance," Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, Faculty of Economics, Vilnius University, vol. 7(2).

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    Keywords

    Random effects model Alcohol consumption Education;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior

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