Abstinence, Excess, Success?: Alcohol, Cigarettes, Wedlock and Earnings
The effects of smoking, drinking and marriage on individuals? earnings are estimated for the UK labour force for 1974, 1984 and 1994. Smokers are found to incur a wage discount; drinkers a wage premium and married individuals a wage premium with a discount for the first child. Such results are interesting given numerous governments? policy interests in the activities of smoothing, drinking and the institution of marriage.
Volume (Year): 5 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 (September)
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