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Gender Differences in Smoking Behavior

Gohlmann, Silja; Bauer, Thomas; Sinning, Mathias

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This paper investigates gender differences in smoking behavior using data from the German Socio-economic Panel (SOEP). We develop a Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition method for count data models, which allows to isolate the part of the gender differential in the number of cigarettes daily smoked that can be explained by differences in observable characteristics from the part attributable to differences in coefficients. Our results reveal that the major part of the gender smoking differential is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/34661
Source: Health Economics
DOI: 10.1002/hec.1259

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