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Alcohol Prohibition and Cirrhosis

  • Angela K. Dills
  • Jeffrey K. Miron

This paper uses state-level data on cirrhosis death rates to examine the impact of state prohibitions, pre-1920 federal anti-alcohol policies, and constitutional prohibition on cirrhosis State prohibitions had a minimal impact on cirrhosis, especially during the pre-1920 period. Pre-1920 federal anti-alcohol policies may have contributed to the decline in cirrhosis that occurred before 1920, although other factors were likely substantial influences as well. Constitutional prohibition reduced cirrhosis by about 10-20 percent.

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Date of creation: May 2003
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Publication status: published as Dills, Angela and Jeffrey K. Miron. “Alcohol Prohibition and Cirrhosis." American Law and Economics Review 6 (2004): 285-318.
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