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Smoking Habits: Like Father, Like Son, Like Mother, Like Daughter

Maria Loureiro, Anna Sanz-de-Galdeano and Daniela Vuri ()

No 402, Working Papers from Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Abstract: We use instrumental variable methods to investigate whether the impact of parental smoking habits on their children's smoking decisions is a causal one. We find evidence of same-sex role models in two-parent households: mothers play a crucial role in determining their daughters' smoking decisions, while fathers' smoking habits are primarily imitated by their sons.

Keywords: youth smoking; intergenerational habit transmission; multivariate probit; Instrumental Variables (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I1 C5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-10
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