Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21009
Authors: 
MacDonald, Ziggy
Shields, Michael A.
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 166
Abstract: 
In this study we provide evidence on the effect of alcohol consumption on occupational attainment in England. To do this we use samples of employees from the Health Survey for England between 1992 and 1996. We find that due to the endogenous nature of alcohol consumption, OLS estimates may provide a biased picture of the impact of alcohol consumption on occupational attainment. Using various sets of instrumental variables, we find positive and significant returns to moderate levels of drinking for male and female employees which drop-off rapidly as consumption increases.
Subjects: 
Alcohol
occupational attainment
endogeneity
JEL: 
J24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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