How does youth cigarette use respond to weak economic periods? Implications for the current economic crisis.


This paper examines whether youth cigarette use increases during weak economic periods (as do youth alcohol and drug use). The data come from the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. With repeated measures over the 1997-2006 period, for almost 9,000 individuals, the samples include 30,000+ teenagers (15-19 years) and 30,000+ young adults (20-24 years… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2011.631962


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