The Impact of Job Stress on Smoking and Quitting: Evidence from the HRS.

TitleThe Impact of Job Stress on Smoking and Quitting: Evidence from the HRS.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsAyyagari, P, Sindelar, JL
JournalB E J Econom Anal Policy
Volume10
Issue1
Date Published2010 Jan 01
ISSN Number1935-1682
Abstract

<p>Job-related stress might affect smoking behavior because smoking may relieve stress and stress can make individuals more present-focused. Alternatively, individuals may both self-select into stressful jobs and choose to smoke based on unobserved factors. We use data from the Health and Retirement Study to examine how job stress affects the probability that smokers quit and the number of cigarettes smoked for current smokers. To address the potential endogeneity of job stress based on time invariant factors, we include individual fixed effects, which control for factors such as ability to handle stress. Occupational fixed effects are also included to control for occupational characteristics other than stress; time dummies control for the secular decline in smoking rates. Using a sample of people who smoked in the previous wave, we find that job stress is positively related to continuing to smoke among recent smokers. The results indicate that the key impact of stress is on the extensive margin of smoking, as opposed to the number of cigarettes smoked.</p>

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URLhttp://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol10/iss1/art27
DOI10.2202/1935-1682.2259
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21625286?dopt=Abstract

Endnote Keywords

Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis/Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis/Job Satisfaction/Health/Stress/Smoking

Endnote ID

23160

Alternate JournalB E J Econom Anal Policy
Citation Key7485
PubMed ID21625286
PubMed Central IDPMC3103224
Grant ListR01 AG027045 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
RL1 AA017542-03 / AA / NIAAA NIH HHS / United States
RL1 AA017542-02S1 / AA / NIAAA NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG027045-01 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
RL1 AA017542-02 / AA / NIAAA NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG027045-03 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG027045-02 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R01 AG027045-04 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
RL1 AA017542-01 / AA / NIAAA NIH HHS / United States
RL1 AA017542-05 / AA / NIAAA NIH HHS / United States
RL1 AA017542 / AA / NIAAA NIH HHS / United States
RL1 AA017542-04 / AA / NIAAA NIH HHS / United States