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dc.contributor.authorTauchmann, Haralden_US
dc.coverage.temporal1980-2003en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-12T07:16:59Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-12T07:16:59Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationEconomics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal 2 2008-29 1-27 doi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2008-29-
dc.identifier.pidoi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2008-29-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27513-
dc.description.abstractIn contrast to West Germany, illicit drugs were virtually absent in East Germany until 1990. However, after the collapse of the former GDR, East Germany was expected to encounter a sharp increase in substance abuse. By analyzing individual data, we find that East Germany largely caught up with West Germany's ever-growing prevalence of cannabis use within a single decade. We decompose the westeast difference in prevalence rates into an explained and an unexplained part using a modified Blinder-Oaxaca procedure. This decomposition suggests that the observed convergence is only weakly related to socioeconomic characteristics and therefore remains mainly unexplained. That is, West and East Germans seem to have become more alike per se. We conclude that both parts of the country have converged in terms of the culture of cannabis consumption.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) Kielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofserieseconomics - The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal 2008-29en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelP36en_US
dc.subject.jelP23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordCannabis consumptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordwest-east convergenceen_US
dc.subject.keyworddecomposen_US
dc.subject.stwDrogenkonsumen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungskonvergenzen_US
dc.subject.stwDekompositionsverfahrenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwNeue Bundesländeren_US
dc.subject.stwAlte Bundesländeren_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleWest-East Convergence in the Prevalence of Cannabis Use: Socioeconomics or Culture?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.ppn579844013en_US
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/journalarticles/2008-29-
dc.rights.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifweej:7396-
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