Health Selection and the Effect of Smoking on Mortality

We show that individuals who are in poorer health, independently from smoking, are more likely to start smoking and to smoke more cigarettes than those with better non-smokingrelated health. We present evidence of selection, relying on extensive data on morbidity and mortality. We show that health-b...

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Volume: 115
Main Author: Jérôme Adda
Valérie Lechene
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Trade
Place of publication: HOBOKEN Blackwell Publishing 01.07.2013
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published in: The Scandinavian journal of economics Vol. 115; no. 3; pp. 902 - 931
Data of publication: 20130701
ISSN: 0347-0520
EISSN: 1467-9442
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: We are grateful for comments from Orazio Attanasio, Alan Beggs, Andrew Chesher, Christian Dustmann, John Flemming, Pierre‐Yves Geoffard, Michael Grossman, Hide Ichimura, Gabor Kezdi, Michael Marmot, Paul Schultz, and two anonymous referees, and to seminar participants at CEPR health workshop, CEMFI, CEU, Copenhagen, DELTA, ESEM, ESPE, iHEA, Minneapolis Fed, SED, Tinbergen Institute and UCL. This research was co‐funded by the ESRC‐funded Centre for Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP, reference RES‐544‐28‐5001).
Research Fellow at: Institute for Fiscal Studies, London WC1E 7AE, UK.
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