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Substance abuse during the pandemic. The impact on labour-force participation

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a large drop in labour-force participation. Some of it was due to early retirement. But how much can we attribute to a more disturbing cause: a rise in substance abuse?

Read more about this study by downloading the free CEPR discussion paper:
Greenwood, J, Guner, N and Kopecky, K. 2022. 'Substance Abuse during the Pandemic: Implications for Labor-Force Participation'. CEPR