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Risky behavior among youths : an economic analysis

Author: Jonathan Gruber; National Bureau of Economic Research.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2001.
Series: National Bureau of Economic Research conference report.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Every day young people engage in risky behaviors that affect not only their immediate well-being but their long-term health and safety. These well-honed essays apply diverse economic analyses to a wide range of unsafe activities, including teen drinking and driving, smoking, drug use, unprotected sex, and criminal activity. Economic principles are further applied to mental health and performance issues such as  Read more...
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Risky behavior among youths.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2001
(DLC) 00047973
(OCoLC)45058668
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Gruber; National Bureau of Economic Research.
ISBN: 9780226309972 0226309975
OCLC Number: 313477683
Notes: "National Bureau of Economic Research"--Cover.
"The papers in this volume were presented at a conference at the South Seas Plantation in December 1999"--Page xi.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 538 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Risky behavior among youths: some issues from behavioral economics / Ted O'Donoghue and Matthew Rabin --
Youth smoking in the United States: evidence and implications / Jonathan Gruber and Jonathan Zinman --
Teens and traffic safety / Thomas S. Dee and William N. Evans --
The sexual activity and birth-control use of American Teenagers / Phillip B. Levine --
Explaining the rise in youth suicide / David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser, and Karen E. Norberg --
Marijuana and youth / Rosalie Liccardo Pacula [and others] --
The determinants of juvenile crime / Steven D. Levitt and Lance Lochner --
Environment and persistence in youthful drinking patterns / Philip J. Cook and Michael J. Moore --
Dropout and enrollment trends in the postwar period: what went wrong in the 1970s? / David Carl and Thomas Lemieux --
Youths at nutrition risk: malnourished or misnourished? / Jay Bhattacharya and Janet Currie.
Series Title: National Bureau of Economic Research conference report.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Gruber.

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