Cannabis, Cocaine and Wages of Prime Age Males
Jan C. Van Ours
Tilburg University - Department of Economics; University of Melbourne - Department of Economics
CentER Discussion Paper No. 2005-14
This paper uses a dataset collected among inhabitants of Amsterdam, to study whether wages of prime age male workers are affected by the use of cannabis and cocaine. The analysis shows that cocaine use and infrequent cannabis use do not affect wages. Frequent cannabis use has a negative wage effect. The age of onset is also important. The earlier current cannabis users have started to use cannabis the larger the negative impact on their wage.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: Grugs, wages, cannabis, cocaine
JEL Classification: C41, D12, I19working papers series
Date posted: February 21, 2005
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