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On the Identification of the Effect of Smoking on Mortality

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This paper considers the identi¯cation of the e®ect of tobacco on mortality. If individuals select into smoking according to some unobserved health characteristic, then estimates of the e®ect of tobacco on health that do not account for this are biased. We show that using information on mortality, morbidity and smoking, it is possible to control for this selection e®ect and obtain consistent estimates of the e®ect of smoking on mortality. We implement our method on Swedish data. We show that ...

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Volume:
184
Series:
Discussion paper series
Publication date:
2004-01-01
URN:
uuid:30dd9c7f-5461-4df6-9d4c-ca05b2b554c2
Local pid:
ora:1223
Language:
English

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