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Smoking and the business cycle : evidence from Germany / Micha Kaiser (University of Hohenheim), Mirjam Reutter (University of Hohenheim), Alfonso Sousa-Poza (University of Hohenheim and IZA), Kristina Strohmaier (Ruhr University Bochum and University of Hohenheim) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserKaiser, Micha In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Reutter, Mirjam In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Sousa-Poza, Alfonso In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen ; Strohmaier, Kristina In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, August 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 10953
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-137152 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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In this paper, we use data from the German Socio-Economic Panel to investigate the effect on cigarette consumption of macro-economic conditions in the form of regional unemployment rates. The results from our panel data models, several of which control for selection bias, indicate that the propensity to become a smoker increases significantly during an economic downturn, with an approximately 0.7 percentage point increase for each one percentage point rise in the unemployment rate. Conversely, conditional on the individual being a smoker, cigarette consumption decreases during recessions, with a one percentage point increase in the regional unemployment rate leading to an up to 0.8 percent decrease in consumption.