The effect of alcohol consumption on household income in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Ormond, Gillian
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Rosemary
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-27T10:32:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-27T10:32:30Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-05
dc.identifier.citation Ormond, G. and Murphy, R. (2016) ‘The effect of alcohol consumption on household income in Ireland’, Alcohol, 56, pp. 39-49. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2016.10.003 en
dc.identifier.volume 56 en
dc.identifier.startpage 39 en
dc.identifier.endpage 49 en
dc.identifier.issn 0741-8329
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3219
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.alcohol.2016.10.003
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a study of the effects of alcohol consumption on household income in Ireland using the Slán National Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 dataset, accounting for endogeneity and selection bias. Drinkers are categorised into one of four categories based on the recommended weekly drinking levels by the Irish Health Promotion Unit; those who never drank, non-drinkers, moderate and heavy drinkers. A multinomial logit OLS Two Step Estimate is used to explain individual's choice of drinking status and to correct for selection bias which would result in the selection into a particular category of drinking being endogenous. Endogeneity which may arise through the simultaneity of drinking status and income either due to the reverse causation between the two variables, income affecting alcohol consumption or alcohol consumption affecting income, or due to unobserved heterogeneity, is addressed. This paper finds that the household income of drinkers is higher than that of non-drinkers and of those who never drank. There is very little difference between the household income of moderate and heavy drinkers, with heavy drinkers earning slightly more. Weekly household income for those who never drank is €454.20, non-drinkers is €506.26, compared with €683.36 per week for moderate drinkers and €694.18 for heavy drinkers. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights © 2016 Published by Elsevier Inc. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Alcohol en
dc.subject Income en
dc.subject Endogeneity en
dc.subject Selection bias en
dc.subject Multinomial logit en
dc.title The effect of alcohol consumption on household income in Ireland en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Rosemary Murphy, Economics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. T: +353 21 490 3000 Email: rmurphy@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2017-10-05
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Alcohol en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress rmurphy@ucc.ie en


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