Early Smoking, Education, and Labor Market Performance

Ali Palali

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This study investigates the effects of early smoking on educational attainment and
labor market performance. The results show that early smoking adversely affects educational attainment and initial labor market performance, but only for males. The effect of early smoking on initial labor market performance is indirect through educational attainment. Moreover, for males only, early smoking has a negative effect on current labor market performance even after conditioning on education. For females neither education nor labor market performance is affected by early smoking.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilbug
PublisherCentER, Center for Economic Research
Number of pages59
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2015

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NameCentER Discussion Paper


  • early smoking
  • education
  • labor market performance
  • Mixed Proportional Hazards model
  • discrete factor approach


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