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Cohort, age and time effects in alcohol consumption by Italian households: a double-hurdle approach

  • David Aristei
  • Federico Perali

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  • Luca Pieroni

This paper describes the life-cycle alcohol consumption patterns of Italian households by decomposing gender, cohort, age and time effects and estimates the importance of demographic characteristics using a double-hurdle model. The application is based on ISTAT households expenditure survey for the period 1997–2002 organized in cohorts. As expected, cohort and age effects are significant in both participation and consumptions. The significance of gender and geographic differences suggests important policy implications. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2008

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Empirical Economics.

Volume (Year): 35 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (August)
Pages: 29-61

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