Loureiro, Maria L. Sanz-de-Galdeano, Anna Vuri, Daniela
Year of Publication:
CESifo Working Paper 2782
We use instrumental variable methods to investigate whether the impact of parental smoking habits on their children's smoking decisions is a causal one. We find evidence of same-sex role models in two-parent households: mothers play a crucial role in determining their daughters' smoking decisions, while fathers' smoking habits are primarily imitated by their sons.