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Abstract #300588

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Activity Number: 277
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Social Statistics Section
Abstract - #300588
Title: The Relationship between Wages and Alcohol Dependence
Author(s): Richard R. Bryant*+ and V. A. Samaranayake
Companies: University of Missouri, Rolla and University of Missouri-Rolla
Address: Economics and Finance Dept., Rolla, MO, 65401,
Keywords: wages ; alcohol dependence ; NLSY ; longitudinal model

The relationship between an individual's wage and a measure of alcohol dependence is estimated using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Previous research on wages, hours worked, and employment, using this data, has focused on the relationship between these productivity measures and frequency and quantity of alcohol use variables. An emerging contention among some researchers is that while alcohol consumption measures may not affect labor productivity, measures such alcohol dependency that reflect problematic drinking do. A time-series cross-sectional model is used to estimate the relationship between hourly wages of individuals reported in two time periods and standard wage-determining characteristics as well as measures of current and past alcohol dependence constructed in the spirit of criteria used in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, third and fourth edition. Also, the relationship between wages and other indicators shown in the literature to be related to alcohol dependence or abuse, such as early onset of drinking, family history of alcoholism, and "binge" drinking is investigated.

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