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Catholic Schools, Health Habits, and Substance Abuse

  • William Sander
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Abstract

The effect of Catholic schooling on the demand for the commodities in question could be either direct on indirect. It could directly affect the demand for alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana if Catholic schooling affected the behavior of students relative to other types of schooling. Catholic schooling might indirectly affect the demand for the commodities in question if it affected educational attainment or test scores. In related studies, it has been shown that educational attainment and test scores reduce smoking and alcohol abuse.

Keywords

Alcohol Abuse Labor Market Outcome Health Habit Catholic School Public High School 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Sander
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsDePaul UniversityChicagoUSA

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