Determinants of Household Expenditures on Alcohol

Steven T. Yen, Helen H. Jensen
December 1995  [95-WP 144]

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Yen, S.T. and H.H. Jensen. 1995. "Determinants of Household Expenditures on Alcohol." Working paper 95-WP 144. Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University.


Income, region, education, and household demographics are among the significant determinants of alcohol expenditures according to this study. The authors examine the determinants of household alcohol expenditures by using a nonnormal and heteroskedastic double-hurdle model to accommodate zero observations in the sample.