Risky behavior among youths [electronic resource] : an economic analysis / edited by Jonathan Gruber.
Contributor(s): Gruber, Jonathan | National Bureau of Economic Research.Material type: TextSeries: National Bureau of Economic Research conference report: Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (x, 538 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226309972 (electronic bk.); 0226309975 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Youth -- Psychology -- Economic aspects -- Congresses | Risk-taking (Psychology) in adolescence -- Economic aspects -- Congresses | Decision making in adolescence -- Economic aspects -- Congresses | Risk-Taking -- United States -- Congresses | Adolescent -- United States | Social Problems -- economics -- United States -- Congresses | Decision making in adolescence | Risk-taking (Psychology) in adolescence | Youth | Jeunesse -- Psychologie -- Aspect économique -- Congrès | Prise de risque chez l'adolescent -- Aspect économique -- Congrès | Prise de décision chez l'adolescent -- Aspect économique -- Congrès | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- Adolescence | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- Teenagers | თინეიჯერები აშშ გადაწყვეტილების მიღება (ფსიქოლოგია) გადაწყვეტილების მიღება (ფსიქოლოგია) კონფერენციებიGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Risky behavior among youths.DDC classification: 305.235 LOC classification: HQ796 | .R57 2001ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
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"National Bureau of Economic Research"--Cover.
"The papers in this volume were presented at a conference at the South Seas Plantation in December 1999"--P. xi.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Risky behavior among youths: some issues from behavioral economics / Ted O'Donoghue and Matthew Rabin -- Youth smoking in the United States: evidence and implications / Jonathan Gruber and Jonathan Zinman -- Teens and traffic safety / Thomas S. Dee and William N. Evans -- The sexual activity and birth-control use of American Teenagers / Phillip B. Levine -- Explaining the rise in youth suicide / David M. Cutler, Edward L. Glaeser, and Karen E. Norberg -- Marijuana and youth / Rosalie Liccardo Pacula ... [et al.] -- The determinants of juvenile crime / Steven D. Levitt and Lance Lochner -- Environment and persistence in youthful drinking patterns / Philip J. Cook and Michael J. Moore -- Dropout and enrollment trends in the postwar period: what went wrong in the 1970s? / David Carl and Thomas Lemieux -- Youths at nutrition risk: malnourished or misnourished? / Jay Bhattacharya and Janet Currie.
Every day young people engage in risky behaviors that affect not only their immediate well-being but their long-term health and safety. These well-honed essays apply diverse economic analyses to a wide range of unsafe activities, including teen drinking and driving, smoking, drug use, unprotected sex, and criminal activity. Economic principles are further applied to mental health and performance issues such as teenage depression, suicide, nutritional disorders, and high school dropout rates. Together, the essays yield notable findings: price and regulatory incentives are critical determinants.