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Endogenous alcohol prohibition and drunk driving.
961345 ST [electronic version only]
Brown, R.W. Jewell, R.T. & Richer, J.
Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 62 (1996), No. 4 (April), p. 1043-1053, 18 ref.

Samenvatting This paper addresses the impact of county-level alcohol prohibition - an area less examined in the literature - on fatal alcohol-related motor accidents, taking into account the endogeneity of the prohibition legislation. The empirical results provide evidence that the consumption of drinking and driving is responsive to prohibition-induced changes in individuals' constraints. The results suggest that dry counties have 2.145 fewer fatal alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents than wet counties per year.
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