The Effect of Alcohol Prohibition on Alcohol ConsumptionThe Effect of Alcohol Prohibition on Alcohol Consumption



I estimate this effect under a range of assumptions about the nature of preferences, taking into account other possible determinants of alcohol consumption and the proxy series.

Author: Jeffrey A. Miron

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ISBN: UOM:39015043229379

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This paper examines the impact of Prohibition on alcohol consumption. Since data on both the price and quantity of alcohol are unavailable during the Prohibition period, it is not possible to estimate Prohibition's impact on either the supply or demand for alcohol. Assuming the existence of a reasonable proxy for alcohol consumption, however, it is possible to estimate the net impact of Prohibition on the equilibrium quantity of alcohol consumed. I estimate this effect under a range of assumptions about the nature of preferences, taking into account other possible determinants of alcohol consumption and the proxy series. The overall conclusion of the paper is that Prohibition exerted a modest and possibly even a positive effect on alcohol consumption. One possible interpretation of the results is that the demand for alcohol is relatively inelastic, although many earlier studies find substantial elasticity in the demand for alcohol. Another possible interpretation is that Prohibition created a forbidden fruit effect that increased preferences for alcohol, tending to offset the depressing effects of increased prices on demand. Still a third possibility is that Prohibition failed to raise alcohol prices substantially, perhaps because black markets suppliers face low marginal costs of evading government regulations and taxes. Existing data provide some support for this last possibility.

The Economic Results of ProhibitionThe Economic Results of Prohibition



Looks at the economic effects of Prohibition in the United States, focusing on alcohol consumption pre- and post-Prohibition in terms of death rates, arrests, and production.

Author: Clark Warburton

Publisher: New York, Columbia U. P

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004950122

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Page: 273

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Looks at the economic effects of Prohibition in the United States, focusing on alcohol consumption pre- and post-Prohibition in terms of death rates, arrests, and production. Also studies expenditures, industrial efficiency, and the range of economic groups affected.

Alcohol Prohibition and CirrhosisAlcohol Prohibition and Cirrhosis



This paper uses state-level data on cirrhosis death rates to examine the impact of state prohibitions, pre-1920 federal anti-alcohol policies, and constitutional prohibition on cirrhosis State prohibitions had a minimal impact on cirrhosis, ...

Author: Angela K. Dills

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ISBN: UOM:39015052309161

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Page: 42

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This paper uses state-level data on cirrhosis death rates to examine the impact of state prohibitions, pre-1920 federal anti-alcohol policies, and constitutional prohibition on cirrhosis State prohibitions had a minimal impact on cirrhosis, especially during the pre-1920 period. Pre-1920 federal anti-alcohol policies may have contributed to the decline in cirrhosis that occurred before 1920, although other factors were likely substantial influences as well. Constitutional prohibition reduced cirrhosis by about 10-20 percent.

Prohibition s Greatest MythsProhibition s Greatest Myths



" This volume aims to correct common misconceptions about American prohibition in ten essays from scholars who have spent their careers studying different aspects of the era.

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807173022

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"As a prominent historian recently noted in the Washington Post, "The common understanding of the Prohibition Era is based more on folklore than fact." This volume aims to correct common misconceptions about American prohibition in ten essays from scholars who have spent their careers studying different aspects of the era. Each contributor unravels one myth and reveals the historical evidence that supports, refutes, or complicates a deeply embedded misunderstanding. Paul Thompson takes on the myth that temperance and prohibition were the same and that the movements shared the same goals and tactics. Joe Coker shows that it was religious liberals, not conservatives, who spearheaded the prohibition movement. Lisa Andersen slays the persistent idea that prohibitionists were trying to legislate individual behavior, and Ann-Marie Szymanski shows that World War I was the primary cause for the enactment of national prohibition. Michael Lewis debunks the idea that alcohol consumption increased during the era. Richard Hamm shows that prohibition did not start organized crime. Thomas Pegram shows that the failure of prohibition alone did not lead to its repeal, while Mark Schrad shows that prohibition was not uniquely American but a worldwide phenomenon. Garret Peck reveals that prohibition had a long-term effect on American drinking habits, and Robert Beach discredits the idea that the current debates over marijuana legalization are the same as those Americans had during the 1930s that ended prohibition. Together the essays unravel embedded myths and provide a much more nuanced understanding of the prohibition era. Such an understanding will allow readers to engage more meaningfully in contemporary alcohol and drug policy debates"--

Binge DrinkingBinge Drinking



What is binge drinking, binge drinking versus alcoholism, and the affects of binge drinking such as liver damage, decreased motor function, brain damage, weight gain, heart disease, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, and alcohol poisoning are ...

Author: Stephanie Watson

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781617876547

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Page: 112

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This title examines one of the world's critical issues, binge drinking. Readers will learn the historical background of this issue leading up to its current and future impact on society. What is binge drinking, binge drinking versus alcoholism, and the affects of binge drinking such as liver damage, decreased motor function, brain damage, weight gain, heart disease, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, and alcohol poisoning are discussed in detail. Organizations that work to influence alcohol consumption such as the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), The Substance and Mental Health Services Administration, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are introduced. Efforts to curb binge drinking by limiting sales, enacting legislation, raising the drinking age, increasing prices, and reducing availability are discussed. Community programs such as the Massachusetts Saving Lives Program, Project Northland, A Matter of Degree, and Communities That Care are covered. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of binge drinking. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Issues is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Prohibition in the United States 1920 1933Prohibition in the United States 1920 1933



A short summary of alcohol prohibition in the United States between 1920 and 1933 and its effects on American society, politics, and media. Written by a high school student.

Author: Dmitry Zavlin

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783739626215

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Page: 30

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A short summary of alcohol prohibition in the United States between 1920 and 1933 and its effects on American society, politics, and media. Written by a high school student.

Alcoholism in AmericaAlcoholism in America



Alcoholism in America tells the story of physicians, politicians, court officials, and families struggling to address the problem of excessive alcohol consumption at the turn of the century.

Author: Sarah W. Tracy

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801891670

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Page: 384

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Her insights will engage all those interested in America's historic and current battles with addiction.

Alcohol in AmericaAlcohol in America



And it's enjoyably readable....This is an excellent review for anyone in the alcoholism prevention business, and good background reading for the interested layperson.

Author: United States Department of Transportation

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309034494

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Page: 125

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Alcohol is a killer--1 of every 13 deaths in the United States is alcohol-related. In addition, 5 percent of the population consumes 50 percent of the alcohol. The authors take a close look at the problem in a "classy little study," as The Washington Post called this book. The Library Journal states, ". . . [T]his is one book that addresses solutions. . . . And it's enjoyably readable. . . . This is an excellent review for anyone in the alcoholism prevention business, and good background reading for the interested layperson." The Washington Post agrees: the book ". . . likely will wind up on the bookshelves of counselors, politicians, judges, medical professionals, and law enforcement officials throughout the country."