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Table 7 The impact of alcohol regulation on alcohol consumption of wives

From: The effectiveness and effects of alcohol regulation: evidence from India

Dependent variable Wife reports drinking
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
 1(wife of legal drinking age) 0.0091* 0.0056* 0.0028 0.0015 0.0024 0.0015 0.0031
(0.0046) (0.0032) (0.0028) (0.0032) (0.0030) (0.0031) (0.0030)
 1(husband of legal drinking age) 0.0115* − 0.0039 − 0.0059 − 0.0050 − 0.0063 − 0.0051 − 0.0055
(0.0066) (0.0073) (0.0064) (0.0066) (0.0065) (0.0066) (0.0065)
Controls
 Husband    x x x x x
 Wife     x x x x
 Husband/wife ratios     x   x  
Fixed effects
 State   x x x x x x
 Year   x x x x x x
 Age gap      x   
 Education gap      x   
 State by survey wave       x  
 State by age gap        x
  1. Underlying data are from the NFHS 1998 and 2005 waves. Controls for husband include age, years of schooling, whether he belongs to a white-collar occupation, household size, urban residence, religion, and number of children Controls for wife include age, years of schooling, whether she belongs to a white-collar occupation, and number of children. To control for her household bargaining power, we include her attitudes towards domestic violence, whether she has money of her own that she controls, and the wife to husband age and schooling ratios
  2. Standard errors presented in parentheses are clustered by state. *Significant at 10%, **significant at 5%, ***significant at 1%