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Cohort, Age and Time Effects in Alcohol Consumption by Italian Households: a Double-Hurdle Approach

  • Davide Aristei
  • Federico Pierali
  • 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.

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Paper provided by Università di Perugia, Dipartimento Economia in its series Quaderni del Dipartimento di Economia, Finanza e Statistica with number 30/2007.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2007
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Handle: RePEc:pia:wpaper:30/2007
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