Gender differences in smoking behavior

Bauer T., Gohlmann S. and Sinning M. (2007) Gender differences in smoking behavior. Health Economics, 16 9: 895-909. doi:10.1002/hec.1259

Author Bauer T.
Gohlmann S.
Sinning M.
Title Gender differences in smoking behavior
Journal name Health Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1057-9230
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/hec.1259
Volume 16
Issue 9
Start page 895
End page 909
Total pages 15
Language eng
Subject 2002 Cultural Studies
2900 Nursing
3306 Health (social science)
3600 Health Professions
Abstract This paper investigates gender differences in smoking behavior using data from the German Socio-economic Panel (SOEP). We develop a Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition method for count data models, which allows to isolate the part of the gender differential in the number of cigarettes daily smoked that can be explained by differences in observable characteristics from the part attributable to differences in coefficients. Our results reveal that the major part of the gender smoking differential is attributable to differences in coefficients indicating substantial differences in the smoking behavior between men and women. Copyright
Keyword Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition
Count data models
Gender differences
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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