Racial Difference in the Determinants of Smoking Onset

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dc.contributor.author DeCicca, Philip en_US
dc.contributor.author Kenkel, Donald en_US
dc.contributor.author Mathios, Alan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-11T19:35:27Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-11T19:35:27Z
dc.date.issued 2000-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation DeCicca, Philip; Kenkel, Donald; Mathios, Alan; (2000). "Racial Difference in the Determinants of Smoking Onset." Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 21 (2-3): 311-340. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/47953> en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0895-5646 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1573-0476 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/47953
dc.description.abstract The large differences in youth smoking behavior across ethnic and racial groups are often overlooked in debates about prevention. This study examines how the determinants of the onset of smoking vary by race and ethnicity. Academic success is strongly associated with lower smoking rates among white youth, but this is not as true for Hispanics and African-Americans. Cultural assimilation may be an important determinant of smoking for Hispanics. Price increases do not appear to reduce smoking onset among white youth, but the results provide some support that higher prices will reduce smoking among Hispanic and African-American youth. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers; Springer Science+Business Media en_US
dc.subject.other Economics / Management Science en_US
dc.subject.other Economic Theory en_US
dc.subject.other Microeconomics en_US
dc.subject.other Environmental Economics en_US
dc.subject.other Operation Research/Decision Theory en_US
dc.subject.other Health en_US
dc.subject.other Youth Smoking en_US
dc.subject.other Racial Differences en_US
dc.subject.other Peer Behaviors en_US
dc.subject.other Price Responsiveness en_US
dc.subject.other Cultural Assimilation en_US
dc.title Racial Difference in the Determinants of Smoking Onset en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Social Work en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Psychology en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum University of Michigan, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853 en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Cornell University, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/47953/1/11166_2004_Article_312405.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1007819625751 en_US
dc.identifier.source Journal of Risk and Uncertainty en_US
dc.owningcollname Interdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed
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