Alcohol Disorders and Employment Stability: A Longitudinal Study
National Longitudinal Survey of Youth data are used to analyze the relationship between measures of alcohol abuse or dependence on employment stability indicated by the number of non-employment spells within two separate two-year periods. Self-reported answers to questions that correspond to diagnostic criteria published by the American Psychological Association are used to construct dummy variables indicating whether or not an individual was dependent on or abusing alcohol in 1989 and in 1994. The number of non-employment spells is modeled as a function of the alcohol abuse/dependence dummy variables and other personal, demographic, and economic variables in a Poisson regression. Weekly data on labor force status are used to construct the number of spells of non-employment over the period 1989-90 and the period 1994-95. Separate analyses are carried out for males and females.
R. R. Bryant and V. A. Samaranayake, "Alcohol Disorders and Employment Stability: A Longitudinal Study," Joint Statistical Meetings, American Statistical Association, Jan 2006.
Mathematics and Statistics
Section on health policy statistics
Keywords and Phrases
Alcohol Dependence; Employment History; Panel Data; Substance Abuse
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