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

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Title: Tobacco taxes and starting and quitting smoking : does the effect differ by education?
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
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Date: 2003
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.
Funding Details: Health Research Board
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: Economic and Social Research Institute
Copyright (published version): Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) 2003
Subject LCSH: Tobacco--Taxation
Cigarette smokers--Education
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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