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Gender, Heroin Consumption and Economic Behaviour

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  • Bretteville-Jensen, A.L.

The study examines differences in consumption and economic behaviour among male and female heroin users. The consumption pattern of the heroin addicts vary by gender, with females consuming relatively less alcohol and cannabis but significantly more heroin than their male counterparts.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bergen in its series Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen with number 199.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: 1999
Handle: RePEc:fth:bereco:199
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Department of Economics, University of Bergen Fosswinckels Gate 6. N-5007 Bergen, Norway

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