Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/76748
Authors: 
Boes, Stefan
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers, Department of Economics, Universität Bern 11-02
Abstract: 
The paper explores weak monotonicity and convexity assumptions in a model for the decision to smoke with endogenous schooling. Theories of productive and allocative efficiency as well as the influence of time preferences are accounted for in order to derive testable constraints that bound the effect of schooling on smoking. Data from the Swiss Health Survey indicate that the degree of endogeneity depends on the level of schooling, and that schooling effects are likely heterogeneous with a reduction of the propensity to smoke by at most 5.9 percentage points.
Subjects: 
smoking
education
health behavior
nonparametric bounds
JEL: 
I12
C14
C30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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