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[5月15日]劳动经济学workshop


 发布日期:2015-5-11 10:50:00 来源:本站         浏览:         字体:       打印
主讲人Moshe Buchinsky,Professor of Economics, UCLA

时   间:5月15日(星期五)下午2:00-3:30
 
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题   目:Illegal Drugs, Education, and Labor Market Outcomes

摘   要:In this paper we investigate the causal effects of consuming illegal drugs on educational attainment, employment and wages. To identify these effects, we develop and estimate the first dynamic structural model to jointly consider decisions of whether to
consume drugs, attend school, participate in the labor force, and save.
Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97), we focus our analysis on males; the period of analysis begins at age 13, when they are young enough to have had no experience with drugs. Contrary to findings in the literature, non-drug users have higher wages than marijuana and/or hard drug users. This effect is small for individuals who consume marijuana in low doses but increases with the frequency of drug use. Results from a counterfactual experiment suggest that a 30 percent increase in the price of marijuana each period would reduce the number of marijuana consumers among the 13- to 29-year-olds by 23 percent. Individuals who are dissuaded from consuming marijuana due to the higher price would also increase their annual income by an amount, on average, of $2,763 by age 29. The reduction in drug use also has a positive effect on school attendance and employment for this group.
 
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