Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy

Recreational Drug Consumption

An Economic Perspective

Authors: Srivastava, Pratima

  • Investigates recreational drug consumption, in particular illicit drugs
  • Provides empirical evidence on socio-economic and demographic determinants, decriminalization, and effectiveness of price policies
  • Establishes economic relationships across various licit and illicit drugs
  • Provides important insights on drinking patterns and the association between individuals’ drinking behavior and their earnings​
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About this book

Recreational drug policies and regulations are complex issues with many dimensions. This book attempts to answer several questions raised in current drug policy debates. Developing cost-effective drug programs and policies require a sound knowledge of drug users and their characteristics and the relationship across drugs. Who are the drug users? Can demographic factors help towards predicting drug usage? What sub-population groups should be targeted for drug campaigns and educational programs? Can a drug policy aimed at discouraging the use of one drug likely to affect the use of other drugs which are its economic substitutes or complements? What are the implications of drug use? Policymakers and researchers in the area of health and social development would find this book very useful.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Srivastava, Pratima Ramful

    Pages 1-7

  • Literature Review

    Srivastava, Pratima Ramful

    Pages 9-24

  • An Overview of Recreational Drug Consumption in Australia

    Srivastava, Pratima Ramful

    Pages 25-44

  • Modelling Consumption of Individual Drugs

    Srivastava, Pratima Ramful

    Pages 45-72

  • Modelling Multiple Drug Use Using a Multivariate Approach

    Srivastava, Pratima Ramful

    Pages 73-97

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02404-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34586-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recreational Drug Consumption
Book Subtitle
An Economic Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02405-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02405-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02404-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34586-4
Series ISSN
0927-4987
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 176
Number of Illustrations and Tables
18 b/w illustrations
Topics