DP3308 | A Pint a Day Raises a Man's Pay; But Smoking Blows that Gain Away

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20/04/2002

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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.