Smoking Habits: Like Father, Like Son, Like Mother, Like Daughter

47 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2009

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Maria L. Loureiro

Istituto Universitario de Estudos e Desenvolvemento de Galicia (IDEGA), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Daniela Vuri

University of Rome Tor Vergata; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

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Date Written: September 2009

Abstract

We use instrumental variable methods to investigate whether the impact of parental smoking habits on their children’s smoking decisions is a causal one. We find evidence of same-sex role models in two-parent households: mothers play a crucial role in determining their daughters’ smoking decisions, while fathers’ smoking habits are primarily imitated by their sons.

Keywords: youth smoking, intergenerational habit transmission, multivariate probit, instrumental variables

JEL Classification: I1, C5

Suggested Citation

Loureiro, Maria L. and Sanz-de-Galdeano, Anna and Vuri, Daniela, Smoking Habits: Like Father, Like Son, Like Mother, Like Daughter (September 2009). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2782. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1476219

Maria L. Loureiro

Istituto Universitario de Estudos e Desenvolvemento de Galicia (IDEGA), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela ( email )

Complejo Docente - Campus Universitario de Lugo
Lugo, A Coruña 15704
Spain

Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Daniela Vuri (Contact Author)

University of Rome Tor Vergata ( email )

Via di Tor Vergata
Rome, Lazio 00133
Italy

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research)

Poschinger Str. 5
Munich, DE-81679
Germany

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