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dc.contributor.authorJayathilaka, Ruwan
dc.contributor.authorSelvanathan, Saroja
dc.contributor.authorBandaralage, Jayatilleke S
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-22T04:36:33Z
dc.date.available2019-02-22T04:36:33Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0003-6846
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00036846.2015.1114574
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/99775
dc.description.abstractIn many developing countries, in addition to household income, there are a number of other socio-economic determinants of poverty. One such hidden socio-economic factor is alcohol consumption and some studies argue that there is a link between alcohol consumption and poverty. The main aim of this study is to measure the effects of alcohol consumption on the level of poverty in a systematic way. Using Sri Lanka as a case study, this article demonstrates that the consumption of various types of alcoholic beverages, particularly, the illegal beverages, has a significant positive association with the level of poverty. The findings of this study suggest that, in Sri Lanka, the consumption of illegal alcoholic beverages increases the likelihood of being in a poor household by 2–3%. The results of this study also find that households who are characterized as nonpoor but are just above the poverty line behave more like the poor rather than the nonpoor in terms of alcohol consumption. Some of the conclusions from this Sri Lankan case study can be applied to other developing countries.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00036846.2015.1114574
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom2054
dc.relation.ispartofpageto2063
dc.relation.ispartofissue22
dc.relation.ispartofjournalApplied Economics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume48
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Economics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBanking, Finance and Investment
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconometrics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode140299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1402
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1403
dc.subject.keywordsAlcohol consumption
dc.subject.keywordsOrdered probit model
dc.subject.keywordsPoverty
dc.subject.keywordsHousehold characteristics
dc.titleIs there a link between alcohol consumption and the level of poverty?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSelvanathan, Saroja
gro.griffith.authorBandaralage, Jayatilleke
gro.griffith.authorJayathilaka, Ruwan


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