A Pint a Day Raises a Man's Pay; But Smoking Blows that Gain Away

30 Pages Posted: 13 May 2002

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Jan C. van Ours

Tilburg University - Department of Economics; University of Melbourne - Department of Economics

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Date Written: April 2002

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

van Ours, Jan C., A Pint a Day Raises a Man's Pay; But Smoking Blows that Gain Away (April 2002). IZA Discussion Paper No. 473. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=310354

Jan C. Van Ours (Contact Author)

Tilburg University - Department of Economics ( email )

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University of Melbourne - Department of Economics ( email )

Melbourne, 3010
Australia

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