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Replication data for: The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on Mortality: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from the Minimum Drinking Age

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Carpenter, Christopher
  • Dobkin, Carlos
Publication Date
2009-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We estimate the effect of alcohol consumption on mortality using the minimum drinking age in a regression discontinuity design. We find large and immediate increases in drinking at age 21, including a 21 percent increase in recent drinking days. We also find a discrete 9 percent increase in the mortality rate at age 21, primarily due to motor vehicle accidents, alcohol-related deaths, and suicides. We estimate a 10 percent increase in the number of drinking days for young adults results in a 4.3 percent increase in mortality. Our results suggest policies that reduce drinking among young adults can have substantial public health benefits. (JEL I12, I18)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.1.1.164 (Text)
Publications
  • Carpenter, Christopher, and Carlos Dobkin. “The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on Mortality: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from the Minimum Drinking Age.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 1, no. 1 (January 2009): 164–82. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.1.1.164.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.1.1.164 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Carpenter, Christopher; Dobkin, Carlos (2009): Replication data for: The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on Mortality: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from the Minimum Drinking Age. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113550