A Pint a Day Raises a Man's Pay; But Smoking Blows that Gain Away
30 Pages Posted: 13 May 2002
Date Written: April 2002
This paper studies the wage effects of the use of alcohol and tobacco. The analysis based on a recent survey in the Netherlands shows that for males the use of tobacco has a negative wage effect of about 10% while the use of alcohol has a positive wage effect of about the same size. The wages of females are not effected by smoking and drinking.
Keywords: Drinking, Smoking, Wages, Earnings Regressions
JEL Classification: C41, D12, I19
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