El efecto del consumo de alcohol sobre el trabajo adolescente en México

Translated title of the contribution: Effect of alcohol consumption on youth employment in Mexico

Juan Francisco Suárez Martínez, Cinthya G. Caamal-Olvera

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In Mexico one out of four youths age 12 to 17 years old consume alcohol and are working. It is found that alcohol consumption is associated to a higher probability of working at an early age, and labour participation may increase alcohol consumption. We control for biases due to reverse causality and selectivity by using peer influence and emotions as instruments. We find a direct and robust relationship between alcohol consumption and youth employment in the range of 2.07 and 2.34 percentage points.
Translated title of the contributionEffect of alcohol consumption on youth employment in Mexico
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)225-253
Number of pages29
JournalEstudios Demograficos y Urbanos
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Urban Studies


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