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

J.C. van Ours

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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 affected by smoking and drinking.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherMacroeconomics
Number of pages29
Volume2002-20
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2002-20

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Smoking
Wages
Alcohol
Tobacco
Drinking
The Netherlands

Keywords

  • drinking
  • smoking
  • wages
  • earnings regressions

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van Ours, J. C. (2002). A Pint a Day Raises a Man's Pay; But Smoking Blows that Gain Away. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2002-20). Tilburg: Macroeconomics.
van Ours, J.C. / A Pint a Day Raises a Man's Pay; But Smoking Blows that Gain Away. Tilburg : Macroeconomics, 2002. (CentER Discussion Paper).
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