Title

Alcohol Disorders and Employment Stability: A Longitudinal Study

Abstract

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.

Department(s)

Mathematics and Statistics

Second Department

Economics

Sponsor(s)

Section on health policy statistics

Keywords and Phrases

alcohol dependence; employment history; panel data

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Substance abuse

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 American Statistical Association, All rights reserved.

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