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Parental income and children's smoking behaviour:

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Parental income and children's smoking behaviour:. evidence from the British Household Panel Survey. Does money matter? When investigating health behaviour, research often finds a strong positive association between income and healthy behaviour. In this study we look at this relationship over the generations by studying the association between parental income and children?s prevalence to smoke in Britain using data from the British Household Panel Survey and British Youth Survey. We find an inverse relation between parental income and children?s smoking prevalence, but when looking at within household changes by comparing sibling?s smoking status differences at the same age, we find instead a positive effect. By Laura Blow, Andrew Leicester and Frank Windmeijer.

 

By Institute for Fiscal Studies, UK.

Family and Children Policy Resource.