Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92714
Authors: 
Sato, Masayo
Ohkusa, Yasushi
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Discussion Paper, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University 581
Abstract: 
This paper examines the relationship between labor productivity and alcohol consumption based on research conducted with a limited sample of workers who drink alcohol. Estimation results show that in the case of males, the amount of alcohol consumed significantly raises labor productivity, with an elasticity of approximately 0.13. In females, we cannot reach the firm conclusion. Conversely, the reverse relationship between labor productivity and alcohol consumption cannot be confirmed. Moreover, an awareness of appropriate alcohol consumption supports the sixth strategy of the Health Japan 21 policy, which is to reduce national alcohol consumption by about 20%.
Subjects: 
Alcoholic Consumption
Labor Productivity
Addiction
Income Effect
Health Promotion Policy
Health Japan 21
Policy Evaluation
JEL: 
I12
I18
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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