The Role of Health Shocks in Quitting Smoking

dc.contributor.authorSundmacher, Leonieen
dc.contributor.authorRice, Nigelen
dc.contributor.authorJones, Andrewen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-20T19:14:21Z
dc.date.available2010-01-12T12:00:00Z
dc.date.issued2010-01-12
dc.date.submitted2010-01-12
dc.description.abstractThe European Union has stated interest in assessing the effectiveness and relevance of its messages about the adverse consequences of smoking in the context of its tobacco control policy. In the absence of disaggregated data on the direct relationship between health information and smoking decisions, we follow Clark et al. (2002) and investigate the impact of health shocks on the probability to quit daily smoking using eight waves of the European Union Community Household Panel (ECHP). Our intention is to assess whether individuals learn from changes in health i.e. successfully update new information about the consequences of tobacco consumption. As self assessed health is subjective and prone to reporting bias, we instrument self assessed health using “objective" health indicators and the socio-demographic variable age; the resulting variable is then used to model continuous and discrete changes in health, termed as health shocks. Estimating a discrete time hazard model with gamma distributed frailty, we find evidence that objective discrete health shocks increase the probability to quit daily smoking. Stratifying by gender reveals that in particular men above 55 quit following a negative health shock while the results for women are not statistically significant. Assuming that the increased hazard rate for men is associated with an increased perceived risk of coronary artery disease, we conclude that specific information about smoking related health shocks are the most effective health warnings. Online-Version published by Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin (www.univerlag.tu-berlin.de).en
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-7983-2182-3
dc.identifier.issn1867-6287
dc.identifier.uriurn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus-24981
dc.identifier.urihttp://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/2632
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-2335
dc.languageGermanen
dc.language.isodeen
dc.publisher.nameUniversitätsverlag der TU Berlinen
dc.publisher.placeBerlinen
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaften
dc.subject.otherDiscrete-TIme Hazard Modelsde
dc.subject.otherGesundheitsökonomiede
dc.subject.otherRauchende
dc.subject.otherDiscrete-TIme Hazard Modelsen
dc.subject.otherHealth Economicsen
dc.subject.otherMicroeconometricsen
dc.subject.otherSmokingen
dc.titleThe Role of Health Shocks in Quitting Smokingde
dc.typeBooken
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
tub.accessrights.dnbfree*
tub.affiliationFak. 7 Wirtschaft und Management>Inst. Technologie und Management (ITM)de
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 7 Wirtschaft und Managementde
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Technologie und Management (ITM)de
tub.identifier.opus32498
tub.identifier.opus42393
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionUniversitätsverlag der TU Berlinen
tub.series.issuenumber2en
tub.series.nameWorking papers in health policy and managementen
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