The Impact of Job Stress on Smoking and Quitting: Evidence from the HRS.

  title={The Impact of Job Stress on Smoking and Quitting: Evidence from the HRS.},
  author={Padmaja Ayyagari and Jody L. Sindelar},
  journal={The B.E. journal of economic analysis & policy},
  volume={10 1}
Job-related stress might affect smoking behavior because smoking may relieve stress and stress can make individuals more present-focused. Alternatively, individuals may both self-select into stressful jobs and choose to smoke based on unobserved factors. We use data from the Health and Retirement Study to examine how job stress affects the probability that smokers quit and the number of cigarettes smoked for current smokers. To address the potential endogeneity of job stress based on time… CONTINUE READING
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