This study investigated the potential effects of alcohol price increases on alcohol-related attitudes and perceptions of youth.
Data were collected through a survey of high school students conducted a,per the federal excise taxes on alcohol beverages were increased in January 1991.
Survey data lend support to previous research showing that higher alcohol prices contribute to lower alcohol consumption by youth, as well as to a decrease in related problems such as driving while intoxicated.
Survey data also suggest that a price of around $7.50 for a six-pack of beer or a four-pack of wine coolers would discourage purchases by youth.
Further studies are called for to substantiate and to expand on these findings with more diverse adolescent populations.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Alcoolisme, Prix, Boisson alcoolisée, Attitude, Perception sociale, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Alcoholism, Price, Alcoholic beverage, Attitude, Social perception, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0653870
Code Inist : 002B18C05. Création : 199406.