Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/130576
Authors: 
Dang, Rui
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 819
Abstract: 
In this article, we investigate the differences in smoking behavior between male Turkish immigrants and male Germans, using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). More specifically, we use a Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition method for count data models, and isolate differences in the number of cigarettes consumed daily between Turkish immigrants and Germans into a component reflecting differences in observed socio-economic characteristics and a component reflecting unobserved smoking behavior. Our results reveal that more than 50% of the differences in cigarette consumption between male Turkish immigrants and male Germans is attributable to observable characteristics.
Subjects: 
Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition
count data models
Turkish immigrants
smoking behavior differentials
JEL: 
J15
I14
C21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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