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Alcohol control and foster care

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  • Sara Markowitz

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  • Alison Cuellar
  • Ryan Conrad
  • Michael Grossman

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Parental alcohol consumption is often associated with an increased likelihood of child abuse. As consumption is related to price, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the propensity for increases in the full price of alcohol to influence entry rates and the length of time spent in foster care. Using alcoholic beverage prices and a measure of availability in combination with data on foster care cases, we find that higher alcohol prices are not effective in reducing foster care entry rates; however, once in foster care, the duration of stay may be shortened by higher prices and reduced availability. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

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  • Sara Markowitz & Alison Cuellar & Ryan Conrad & Michael Grossman, 2014. "Alcohol control and foster care," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 12(4), pages 589-612, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:reveho:v:12:y:2014:i:4:p:589-612
    DOI: 10.1007/s11150-013-9198-5
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    Keywords

    Alcohol policy; Alcohol prices; Alcohol outlets; Foster care; Child abuse; I0; K0;

    JEL classification:

    • I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General
    • K0 - Law and Economics - - General

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