On the causal effect of schooling on smoking: evidence without exogeneity conditions

Boes, Stefan (April 2011). On the causal effect of schooling on smoking: evidence without exogeneity conditions (Discussion Papers 11-02). Bern: Department of Economics

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The paper explores weak monotonicity and convexity assumptions in a model for the decision to smoke with endogenous schooling. Theories of productive and allocative efficiency as well as the influence of time preferences are accounted for in order to derive testable constraints that bound the effect of schooling on smoking. Data from the Swiss Health Survey indicate that the degree of endogeneity depends on the level of schooling, and that schooling effects are likely heterogeneous with a reduction of the propensity to smoke by at most 5.9 percentage points.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics

UniBE Contributor:

Boes, Stefan

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

Series:

Discussion Papers

Publisher:

Department of Economics

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lars Tschannen

Date Deposited:

15 Oct 2020 17:26

Last Modified:

15 Oct 2020 17:26

JEL Classification:

I12, C14, C30

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.145741

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/145741

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