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Smoke and strong whiskey : factors influencing female smoking and drinking in Ireland

  • David (David Patrick) Madden

This paper analyses decisions regarding smoking and drinking for a sample of Irish women. Double-hurdle models are estimated to determine whether decisions to smoke/drink are made independently of how much to smoke/drink. Given the potential complementarities between smoking and drinking a model which allows for the joint determination of smoking and drinking is also estimated. The paper finds that decisions to smoke/drink and how much to smoke/drink are not independent and that decisions to smoke/drink are not made independently of each other.

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Paper provided by School of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200204.

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Date of creation: Feb 2002
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Handle: RePEc:ucn:wpaper:200204
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