The Effects of Income, Occupation and Education on Household Cigarette Consumption in Turkey


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Yilmaz-Ugur C., Saruc N. T.

SOSYOEKONOMI, vol.30, no.53, pp.261-276, 2022 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 53
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.17233/sosyoekonomi.2022.03.14
  • Journal Name: SOSYOEKONOMI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-276
  • Keywords: Cigarette Consumption, Logistic Regression Model, Turkiye, SMOKING, DEMAND
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This study aims to determine the variables affecting the cigarette consumption of households by employing logistic regression analysis based on the data of the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK) 2017 Household Budget Survey (HBA). In this model, the variables that affect cigarette consumption, namely, gender, age, education level, marital status, occupation, and the total disposable income earned by the household head in a year, are used. The results of this study indicate that variables of income, occupation and education of the household head affect cigarette consumption in Turkey. In this context, it is expected that focusing on young people, low educated and income groups in the fight against smoking will increase the success of the policies implemented.