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Alcoholism, Work, and Income Over the Life Cycle

John Mullahy, Jody L. Sindelar

NBER Working Paper No. 3909 (Also Reprint No. r1852)
Issued in November 1991
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We find that alcoholism decreases labor force participation among prime age males, and therefore decreases the income of this group. The effects of alcoholism on the labor force participation of younger and older males and on the wage rates of prime age males are not significantly positive. We also find that alcoholism affects income indirectly through its effects on individual characteristics such as schooling and marital status, as well as directly through labor force participation rates after controlling for these indirect effects.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w3909

Published: "Alcoholism, Work and Income," Journal of Labor Economics, Volume 11, No. 3(1993): 494-520.

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