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Panel Count Data Analysis of Determinants of Cigarette Smoking: Evidence from British Household Panel Survey, 2001-2009


Anees Muhammad


COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)

Ishfaq Ahmad


affiliation not provided to SSRN

2010

GRP International Journal of Business and Economics, Vol 1, No 1, pp 10-23

Abstract:     
Count Datasets contain relatively larger number of realizations of nonnegative integer-valued random variable. The nature necessitates application of regression models based on binomial probability distributions including Poisson, Zero-Inflated Poisson or Zero-Inflated Negative Binomial distributions to infer valid predictions. This paper will use micro-dataset from the British Household Panel Survey (Abbreviated and Well-known as BHPS) to identify factors determining the participation decisions to smoke at the individual level. It is evident from the results that the educated and married personā€™s participation to smoke is lower than the participation of divorced and separated individuals. Congruent participation to smoke of unemployed or newly employed is higher. The empirical results persuade a more details investigation in a comparable theme to contribute to scarcity of research in health economics to determine causal factors of smoking and formulate more effective health policies.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

Keywords: Panel Count Data, Binomial Distribution, Poisson distribution, Zero-Inflated Poisson Distribution, Zero-Inflated Negative Binomial Distribution, Smoking

JEL Classification: C23, C51, C52, I19

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Date posted: February 16, 2010 ; Last revised: October 1, 2012

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Muhammad, Anees and Ahmad, Ishfaq, Panel Count Data Analysis of Determinants of Cigarette Smoking: Evidence from British Household Panel Survey, 2001-2009 (2010). GRP International Journal of Business and Economics, Vol 1, No 1, pp 10-23. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1553262 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1553262

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