Tobacco taxes and starting and quitting smoking : does the effect differ by education?

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dc.contributor.author Madden, David (David Patrick)
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-12T15:15:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-12T15:15:40Z
dc.date.copyright Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) 2003 en
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/785
dc.description.abstract This paper uses duration analysis to investigate the role of tobacco taxes in starting and quitting smoking. Applying a variety of parametric duration models, including a split population model, to a sample of Irish women, it finds that in general tobacco taxes do influence starting and quitting smoking in the expected direction. It also finds that the effect for starting differs by education but in a non-monotonic way, with the greatest effect for women with intermediate levels of education. The results for quitting suggest the greatest effect for women with the lowest level of education. These results are not changed when account is taken of unobserved heterogeneity. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Research Board en
dc.format.extent 159237 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Economic and Social Research Institute en
dc.relation.ispartofseries ESRI Working Paper Series en
dc.relation.ispartofseries No. 3 2003 en
dc.subject.classification I18 en
dc.subject.classification D12 en
dc.subject.classification C41 en
dc.subject.lcsh Tobacco--Taxation en
dc.subject.lcsh Smoking--Ireland en
dc.subject.lcsh Cigarette smokers--Education en
dc.title Tobacco taxes and starting and quitting smoking : does the effect differ by education? en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.internal.authorurl David (David Patrick) Madden (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/economics/professordavidmadden/ en
dc.internal.authorid UCD0014 en
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dc.internal.webversions http://www.esri.ie/UserFiles/publications/20080903123147/3.%20Tobacco%20Taxes%20and%20Starting%20and%20Quitting%20Smoking.PDF en
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.neeo.contributor Madden|David (David Patrick)|aut|UCD0014


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