Proceedings of the International Conference on Economic Management and Green Development (ICEMGD 2018)

The Causal Relationship between Socioeconomic Status and Smoking Behavior: Evidence from Canada

Authors
Pengyu Wang
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Pengyu Wang
Available Online September 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemgd-18.2018.9How to use a DOI?
Keywords
socioeconomic status, smoking behavior, probit model, empirical analysis
Abstract
I will be analyzing information related to health status in Canada to determine the causal relationship between socioeconomic status and smoking behavior by using the probit model. The data set used includes information from the Canadian Community Health Survey on Canadians 12 years and older with a focus on the following factors influencing smoking behaviors: highest level of education achieved, and total personal income. Results of this survey show that the most significant influences behind taking up smoking were low income and low education. The results from the empirical analysis show that those most likely to smoke are single, middle aged males with low income and a low education level. In the expanded model, I found that within the same income level, if an individual’s education level is higher, the probability to smoke will decrease. Finally, some policy advices are given out.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Economic Management and Green Development (ICEMGD 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
September 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-579-5
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icemgd-18.2018.9How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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