DP16252 Religiosity, Smoking and Other Addictive Behaviors
|Author(s):||Plopeanu, Monica Roman, Klaus F Zimmermann|
|Publication Date:||June 2021|
|Keyword(s):||addictive behavior, Drinking, Drugs, external and internal religiosity, Orthodox, Romania, Smoking, Youth|
|JEL(s):||I12, N34, Z12|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=16252|
While under communism, identity-providing religion was suppressed, religiosity is strong today even among the youth in post-communist countries. This provides an appropriate background to investigate how external and internal religiosity relates to addictive behaviors like smoking, drinking and drugs among the young. This study shows that not religion as such or internal religiosity, but largely observable (external) religiosity prevents them from wallowing those vices.