An analysis of life-course smoking behavior in China.

  title={An analysis of life-course smoking behavior in China.},
  author={Don S Kenkel and Dean R. Lillard and Feng Liu},
  journal={Health economics},
  volume={18 Suppl 2},
With a total population of more than 1.3 billion people where more than 31% of adults smoke, China has become the world's largest producer and consumer of cigarettes. We adopt a life-course perspective to study the economics of smoking behavior in China. We use data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) to follow individuals over their whole lives and to analyze their decisions to both start and stop smoking. We extend the small but growing body of economic research on smoking in… CONTINUE READING