A Pint a Day Raises a Man's Pay; But Smoking Blows that Gain Away
30 Pages Posted: 14 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. Smoking and drinking do not affect the wages of females.
Keywords: Drinking, smoking, wages, earnings regressions
JEL Classification: C41, D12
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