Do tobacco taxes influence starting and quitting smoking? A duration analysis approach using evidence from a sample of Irish women

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Title: Do tobacco taxes influence starting and quitting smoking? A duration analysis approach using evidence from a sample of Irish women
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/762
Date: Feb-2002
Abstract: This paper uses duration analysis to investigate factors influencing starting and quitting smoking, in particular the role of tobacco taxes. Applying a variety of parametric duration models, including a split population model, to a sample of Irish women, it finds mixed results regarding the effect of tobacco taxes. In general the coefficient on tobacco taxes is in the expected direction but in some cases statistical significance is low. The paper finds among other factors education, health knowledge and marital status to be most important with very little role for advertising bans.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Copyright (published version): UCD Centre for Economic Research 2002
Keywords: DurationSplit populationSmoking
Subject LCSH: Smoking--Statistical methods
Tobacco--Taxation
Women--Tobacco use
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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