Gender differences in smoking behavior

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

Author Bauer, Thomas
Gohlmann, Silja
Sinning, Mathias
Title Gender differences in smoking behavior
Journal name Health Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1057-9230
Publication date 2007-09-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/hec.1259
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 9
Start page 895
End page 909
Total pages 15
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
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.
Keyword Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition
Count data models
Gender differences
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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