Legacy from the Transition?: Alcohol Consumption by Young Adults in Ukraine
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Princeton University - Department of Economics
March 1, 2010
ESCIRRU Working Paper No. 26
The study analyses the effects of transition on the amount and patterns of alcohol consumption. We test the hypothesis of how far negative experiences induced by the collapse of the Soviet Union have led to drinking in the young generation of Ukrainians. We use data coming from the Ukrainian Longitude Monitoring Survey (ULMS) to identify both determinants and patterns of alcohol consumption among young adults. We find that financial strain in the household increases the probability of drinking in the cohort of young adults. Moreover, we also identify an intergenerational link in drinking behavior, which is often neglected in the literature.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 31
Keywords: transition, Soviet Union, Ukraine, alcohol, youth, young adultsworking papers series
Date posted: August 6, 2012
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