Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorSari, Nazmien_US
dc.creatorBabaheydari, Ashkanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-11-30T00:40:07Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T05:09:29Z
dc.date.available2005-11-30T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T05:09:29Z
dc.date.created2005-11en_US
dc.date.issued2005-11-15en_US
dc.date.submittedNovember 2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-11302005-004007en_US
dc.description.abstractUsing data from OECD countries, one can investigate the effect of cultural diversity on anti-smoking policies. We use panel data models to test the impact of culture on the effectiveness of anti-smoking policies. It is assumed that two forces are effecting tobacco consumption in a society. These forces can be smoke preventive and smoke encouraging factors. Each of these forces consists of smaller subsets. Preventive policies and the time effects are the main parts of the smoke preventive forces. Culture and its effect on personal capital and social capital can be a part of smoke encouraging or smoke preventive forces. Using different proxies for culture and fixed effect models, this study allows one to investigate the differences in effectiveness of public policies in different OECD countries. The results from empirical investigation indicate that effectiveness of public policies depends on culture, therefore varies across countries. This is important for policymakers who need to avoid imposing uniform policies across a region with cultural diversity without accounting for cultural differences.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjecttobaccoen_US
dc.subjectpublic policyen_US
dc.subjectsmokingen_US
dc.subjectcultureen_US
dc.titleCulture, public policies, and smoking in the OECDen_US
thesis.degree.departmentEconomicsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record