Gender dynamics and smoking prevalence in Japan

Rajeev K. Goel, Xingyuan Zhang

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Abstract

Using recently available data spanning four decades, this paper examines the determinants of smoking prevalence in Japan. Main contributions include (i) examining differences across demographics; (ii) studying the effect of intra-household spousal economic power on smoking; and (iii) providing evidence on the efficacy of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Results show that higher cigarette prices are more effective at reducing smoking prevalence among males than females, with significant differences across age groups. Greater economic prosperity and FCTC also deter male smoking, as does a higher relative income share of the wife in the household.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)622-636
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Economics and Finance
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

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Household economics
Demographics
Relative income
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Prosperity
Economic power
Household
Age groups

Keywords

  • Age
  • FCTC
  • Gender
  • Japan
  • Smoking Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Finance

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Gender dynamics and smoking prevalence in Japan. / Goel, Rajeev K.; Zhang, Xingyuan.

In: Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol. 37, No. 4, 10.2013, p. 622-636.

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