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

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

No 2279, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: We analyze data from the 1994-2002 waves of the British Household Panel Survey to explore the influence of parental smoking habits on their children’s smoking decisions. In order to account for the potential endogeneity of parental smoking habits we use instrumental variable methods. We find that mothers play a crucial role in determining their daughters’ smoking decisions, while fathers’ smoking habits are transmitted primarily to their sons.

Keywords: multivariate probit; intergenerational habit transmission; youth smoking; instrumental variables (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I1 C5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2006-08
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Published in: Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2010, 72 (6), 717-743

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