Is moderate alcohol use related to wages? Evidence from four worksites.

@article{French1995IsMA,
  title={Is moderate alcohol use related to wages? Evidence from four worksites.},
  author={Michael T French and Gary A Zarkin},
  journal={Journal of health economics},
  year={1995},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          319-44
        }
}
Moderate alcohol users (approximately two drinks per day on average) have recently been shown to have a lower risk of coronary heart disease relative to abstainers and heavy drinkers. Conversely, a few studies have found that alcoholism is associated with greater unemployment and lower earnings. But, little research has examined the differential effects of drinking levels on job compensation. We utilize a newly created database on employees at four worksites to test for a nonlinear relationship… CONTINUE READING
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