DP3308 A Pint a Day Raises a Man's Pay; But Smoking Blows that Gain Away
|Author(s):||Jan C. van Ours|
|Publication Date:||April 2002|
|Keyword(s):||drinking, earnings regressions, smoking, wages|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics|
|Link to this Page:||www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=3308|
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. Smoking and drinking do not affect the wages of females.