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ERIC Number: ED529608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-1
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
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Education, Alcohol Use and Abuse among Young Adults in Britain. OECD Education Working Papers, No. 50
del Carmen Huerta, Maria; Borgonovi, Francesca
OECD Publishing (NJ1)
In this article we explore the relationship between education and alcohol consumption. We examine whether the probability of abusing alcohol differs across educational groups. We use data from the British Cohort Study, a longitudinal study of one week's birth in Britain in 1970. Measures of alcohol abuse include alcohol consumption above NHS guidelines, daily alcohol consumption and problem drinking. Higher educational attainment is associated with increased odds of daily alcohol consumption and problem drinking. The relationship is stronger for females than males. Individuals who achieved high test scores in childhood are at a significantly higher risk of abusing alcohol across all dimensions. Our results also suggest that educational qualifications and academic performance are associated with the probability of belonging to different typologies of alcohol consumers among women while this association is not present in the case of educational qualifications and is very weak in the case of academic performance among males. (Contains 7 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom