Alcohol consumption and its adverse effects in Poland in years 1950-2005
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This study examines changes in alcohol consumption and its adverse eﬀects in Poland from 1950 to 2005. First, we estimate the total alcohol demand function and test Becker and Murphy’s (1988) rational addiction model. Next, we explore substitution eﬀects between beer, wine, and spirits and report income and own- and cross-price elasticities of demand for beer, wine, and spirits. Finally, we examine some adverse eﬀects of alcohol consumption: traﬃc accidents, suicide rates, and vandalism rates. In particular, the eﬀect of lowering the blood alcohol level limit (BAC) on traﬃc accidents is estimated.
Bielinska-Kwapisz, A. & Mielecka-Kubien, Z., 2011. Alcohol Consumption and Its Adverse Effects in Poland in Years 1950–2005. Economics Research International, 2011, pp.1–13.