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Alcohol control and foster care

Sara Markowitz (), Alison Cuellar, Ryan Conrad and Michael Grossman ()

Review of Economics of the Household, 2014, vol. 12, issue 4, 589-612

Abstract: Parental alcohol consumption is often associated with an increased likelihood of child abuse. As consumption is related to price, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the propensity for increases in the full price of alcohol to influence entry rates and the length of time spent in foster care. Using alcoholic beverage prices and a measure of availability in combination with data on foster care cases, we find that higher alcohol prices are not effective in reducing foster care entry rates; however, once in foster care, the duration of stay may be shortened by higher prices and reduced availability. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Keywords: Alcohol policy; Alcohol prices; Alcohol outlets; Foster care; Child abuse; I0; K0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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