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Title: Drinking and Schooling
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1. Cook, Philip J.
Moore, Michael J.
Drinking and Schooling
Journal of Health Economics 12,4 (December 1993): 411-430.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Alcohol Use; College Education; College Graduates; Endogeneity; Peers/Peer influence/Peer relations; Schooling; Taxes

This study employs the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth data to explore the effect of youthful drinking on the likelihood of college matriculation and graduation. The study finds that students who drink heavily in high school are less likely than their peers to eventually graduate from college. But the proper interpretation of the result is not clear, since high school drinking decisions are strongly influenced by aspirations for higher education. This endogeneity problem is circumvented by estimating "reduced-form" equations that relate state beer taxes and minimum drinking age to the likelihood of obtaining a college degree. The results indicate that other things equal, students who spend their high school years in states with relatively high taxes and minimum age are more likely to graduate from college.
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Cook, Philip J. and Michael J. Moore. "Drinking and Schooling." Journal of Health Economics 12,4 (December 1993): 411-430.