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Keeping off the Grass? An Econometric Model of Cannabis Consumption by Young People in Britain

By Stephen Pudney

Abstract

This paper presents estimates of a dynamic individual-level\ud model of cannabis consumption, using data from a 1998 survey of young people\ud in Britain. The econometric model is a split-population generalisation of\ud the non-stationary Poisson process, allowing for a separate dynamic process\ud for initiation into cannabis use. The model allows for heterogeneity in consumption\ud levels and behavioural shifts induced by leaving education and the\ud parental home

Topics: Cannabis, illicit drugs, Transition modelling, Poisson processes, Demand analysis
Publisher: Dept. of Economics, University of Leicester
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/4488

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