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Violence-related injury and the price of beer in England and Wales

Matthews, Kent Gerard Patrick, Shepherd, Jonathan Paul and Sivarajasingam, Vaseekaran 2006. Violence-related injury and the price of beer in England and Wales. Applied Economics 38 (6) , pp. 661-670. 10.1080/00036840500397341

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Abstract

The paper examines the influence of the real price of beer on violence-related injuries across the economic regions in England and Wales. The data are monthly frequency of violent-injury collected from a stratified sample of 58 National Health Service Emergency Departments 1995-2000. An econometric model based on economic, socio-demographic and environmental factors was estimated using panel techniques. It is shown that the rate of violence-related injury is negatively related to the real price of beer, as well as economic, sporting and socio-demographic factors. The principal conclusion of the paper is that the regional distribution of the incidence of violent injury is related to the regional distribution of the price of beer. The major policy conclusion is that increased alcohol prices would result in substantially fewer violent injuries and reduced demand on trauma services.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Dentistry
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: alcohol; violence; injuries
ISSN: 1466-4283
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2018 20:14
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/756

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