Binge Drinking and Antisocial and Unlawful Behaviours in Australia
AuthorYang, O; Zhao, X; Srivastava, P
Source TitleECONOMIC RECORD
University of Melbourne Author/sYang, Ou
AffiliationMelbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsYang, O., Zhao, X. & Srivastava, P. (2016). Binge Drinking and Antisocial and Unlawful Behaviours in Australia. ECONOMIC RECORD, 92 (297), pp.222-240. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-4932.12243.
Access StatusOpen Access
Economic Society of Australia This paper presents individual-level evidence from Australia to examine the factors associated with binge drinking and several alcohol-related antisocial and unlawful behaviours. We study in particular the role of binge drinking in increasing the likelihood of engaging in these negative behaviours. We use individual-level data from a national representative survey and a system econometric model that allows unobservable factors for all negative behaviours to be correlated. Potential misclassification of individuals' drinking pattern is accounted for. We find evidence of under-reporting for bingeing and significant effects of binge drinking on drink-driving, physical and verbal abuse, public disturbance, and stealing and damaging property.
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