Effects of Pregnancy and Birth on Smoking and Drinking Behaviours: A Comparative Study between Men and Women

25 Pages Posted: 11 May 2019

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Eiji Yamamura

Seinan Gakuin University

Yoshiro Tsutsui

Osaka University - Graduate School of Economics

Date Written: June 2019

Abstract

Using panel data obtained from monthly surveys for 3 years, we examined how the effects of life events on smoking and drinking behaviours differ between men and women. The key findings were that: (i) consumption of alcohol and cigarettes by men and women were lower during pregnancy and after childbirth than before pregnancy; (ii) pregnancy and childbirth led women to stop drinking and led men to reduce their alcohol consumption but not to stop drinking; and (iii) marriage, pregnancy and childbirth led women to stop smoking and marriage and birth led men to stop smoking but the effects of pregnancy on men are unclear.

Suggested Citation

Yamamura, Eiji and Tsutsui, Yoshiro, Effects of Pregnancy and Birth on Smoking and Drinking Behaviours: A Comparative Study between Men and Women (June 2019). The Japanese Economic Review, Vol. 70, Issue 2, pp. 210-234, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3385672 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jere.12184

Eiji Yamamura (Contact Author)

Seinan Gakuin University ( email )

6-2-92 Nishijin
Sawara-ku
Fukuoka 814-8511
Japan

Yoshiro Tsutsui

Osaka University - Graduate School of Economics ( email )

1-7 Machikaneyama
Toyonaka, 560-0043
Japan

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