Smoking and Endogenous Mortality: Does Heterogeneity in Life Expectancy Explain Differences in Smoking Behavior?

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Valerie Lechene; Jéróme Adda;
(2001)
  • Subject: endogenous mortality, potential life expectancy, smoking, rational addiction, health, duration
    • jel: jel:D11 | jel:D12 | jel:I12

This paper proposes a joint model of tobacco consumption and mortality over the life-cycle. The decision to smoke is a trade off between current utility derived from smoking and a mortality risk increasing with age. Individuals with a longer potential life expectancy ha... View more
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