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Replication data for: The Gorbachev Anti-Alcohol Campaign and Russia's Mortality Crisis

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bhattacharya, Jay
  • Gathmann, Christina
  • Miller, Grant
Publication Date
2013-04-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Political and economic transition is often blamed for Russia's 40 percent surge in deaths between 1990 and 1994. Highlighting that increases in mortality occurred primarily among alcohol-related causes and among working-age men (the heaviest drinkers), this paper investigates an alternative explanation: the demise of the 1985-1988 Gorbachev Anti-Alcohol Campaign. Using archival sources to build a new oblast-year dataset spanning 1978-2000, we find a variety of evidence suggesting that the campaign's end explains a large share of the mortality crisis, implying that Russia's transition to capitalism and democracy was not as lethal as commonly suggested. (JEL D72, I12, I18, P26, P36)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.5.2.232 (Text)
Publications
  • Bhattacharya, Jay, Christina Gathmann, and Grant Miller. “The Gorbachev Anti-Alcohol Campaign and Russia’s Mortality Crisis.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5, no. 2 (January 2013): 232–60. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.5.2.232.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.5.2.232 (DOI)

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Bhattacharya, Jay; Gathmann, Christina; Miller, Grant (2013): Replication data for: The Gorbachev Anti-Alcohol Campaign and Russia's Mortality Crisis. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113851V1