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Beer Study Coming to Head
Sacramento Bee, December 11, 1992, Scene; Pg. SC4
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Sacramento Bee
Keyword(s): College Education; College Graduates; Dropouts; High School Completion/Graduates; High School Dropouts

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The Duke University study, not yet published but still brewing, looked at graduation rates for kids leaving high school in 1982, comparing those to state beer taxes. It found that the percentage of kids graduating from college rose nearly 6 percent when the beer tax jumped from 10 cents to $ 1 a case --about 4 cents a can. That's even when you control for other factors such as parents' education and drinking habits and family income. Study author Michael Moore, of Duke's Fuqua School of Business, says higher prices reduce consumption. "If you make drinking more expensive, they're drinking less," and possibly studying more, Moore says. "Or perhaps not getting killed in car accidents or arrested or pregnant." Moore and co-author Philip Cook based findings on 1,904 students tracked in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth at Ohio State University. Jeff Becker of the Beer Institute in Washington, D.C., says he has not seen the study but questions it sharply. He says that increased taxes could reduce consumption, but that it's a "large leap of faith" to suggest reduced consumption improves college graduation chances. Moore says the study suggests that a higher beer tax could mean another 170,000 students graduating from college each year.
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Sacramento Bee. "Beer Study Coming to Head." Sacramento Bee, December 11, 1992, Scene; Pg. SC4.