Participation, heterogeneity and dynamics in tobacco consumption: evidence from cohort data

Health Econ. 1998 Aug;7(5):401-14. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1099-1050(199808)7:5<401::aid-hec361>;2-2.


In this paper we look at the behaviour of households as far as participation and rate of consumption of tobacco are concerned using cohort data from the Spanish Continuous Family Expenditure Survey during the period 1985-94. We test the results, in statistical and economic terms, from several estimators on samples with different levels of aggregation and offer evidence on the different behaviour of households according to several demographic characteristics. The results suggest that the effect of legislative measures cannot be identified when participation and consumption are not separately considered. Once we do so, these measures seem to affect participation alone.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Budgets / statistics & numerical data*
  • Cohort Effect
  • Cohort Studies
  • Cost of Illness*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Educational Status
  • Family Health
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Least-Squares Analysis
  • Middle Aged
  • Models, Economic
  • Residence Characteristics / statistics & numerical data
  • Smoking / economics*
  • Smoking / epidemiology
  • Spain / epidemiology
  • Tobacco Industry / statistics & numerical data*