The economics of alcohol-control policies
- The study shows important behavioural aspects of alcohol addiction and therefore sheds light on how to tackle alcohol addiction in India
- Financial incentives to encourage sobriety may only have a limited impact on overall drinking, finds study
Alcohol consumption has been growing in India, especially among the young male population. Not only is alcohol a serious health threat, as the recent events of spurious liquor deaths in Assam have tragically shown, it can also be a drain on the incomes of the low-income working youth.
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