Determinants of Household Expenditures on Alcohol

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1995-12-01
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Yen, Steven
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Jensen, Helen
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Income, region, education, and household demographics are among the significant determinants of alcohol expenditures according to this study. The authors examine the determinants of household alcohol expenditures by using a nonnormal and heteroskedastic double-hurdle model to accommodate zero observations in the sample.

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