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Eiji Yamamura
''Transmission mechanism and gender identity: Smoking behavior between parents and their children of the same gender''
( 2020, Vol. 40 No.2 )
This study examines how parents' smoking behavior is transmitted to their children, focusing on the role of gender identity. Through an original survey, respondents were asked about their parents' smoking behavior when the respondents had been primary-school students. Findings from the regression analysis revealed that female respondents were more likely to smoke if their mothers smoked frequently. Furthermore, a mother was less likely to smoke if she had a daughter, while a father was more likely to smoke if he had a son.
Keywords: Transmission mechanism, Smoking behavior, Gender identity, Gender difference, Parents–Children Gender Matches
JEL: I1 - Health: General
J1 - Demographic Economics: General
Manuscript Received : May 08 2020 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 15 2020

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