|Statement||Tetsuji Yamada, Michael Kendix, Tadashi Yamada.|
|Series||NBER working paper series -- working paper no. 4497, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 4497.|
|Contributions||Kendix, Michael., Yamada, Tadashi., National Bureau of Economic Research.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||31 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||31|
Our results show that there are significant adverse effects of alcohol and marijuana use on high school graduation. In addition, we find that beer taxes, minimum drinking age laws and marijuana decriminalization have a significant impact on the demand for these substances. Our findings have important policy by: 6. The impact of alcohol consumption and marijuana use on high school graduation Author: Tetsuji Yamada ; Michael Kendix ; Tadashi Yamada ; National Bureau of Economic Research. Our results show that there are significant adverse effects of alcohol and marijuana use on high school graduation. In addition, we find that beer taxes, minimum drinking age laws and marijuana decriminalization have a significant impact on the demand for these substances. However, marijuana use mediated the relationship between alcohol use and GPA. Skipping class partially mediated the relationship between alcohol and GPA as well as marijuana use and GPA. Our findings support using individually oriented approaches to limit the impact of substance use on college students’ academic performance.
Alcohol and marijuana use is prevalent among college students. Prior studies have found such use has numerous negative effects on students. • This paper explores the direct and indirect relationship between both alcohol and marijuana use and GPA, using skipping class as a mediator. • Both alcohol and marijuana use significantly predicted GPA. Because students who use marijuana are more likely to drink alcohol (Gfroefer et al., ) and drinking can cause cognitive impairments and affect high school graduation (Cook and Moore, ), we first consider alcohol. Including days of alcohol use during grades 8 through 10 does not change the marijuana results qualitatively. Downloadable! This paper analyzes the impact of increases in the minimum drinking age on the prevalence of alcohol and marijuana consumption among high school seniors in the United States. The empirical analysis is based on a large sample of students from 43 states over the years We find that increases in the minimum drinking age did reduce the prevalence of alcohol consumption. In this study we use data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) to estimate the relationship between high school graduation, and alcohol and marijuana use among high school .
smoking etc can play a major role in determining academic performance in college students [19, 22, 26–29]. The aim of the current study was therefore to examine the effects of concurrent alcohol and marijuana use on academic performance in a large sample of college students over a two year period. Introduction. Substance abuse (including alcohol) by students is prevalent at U.S. colleges and universities. About 4 of 5 college students drink alcohol and among these, half binge drink [1–3].Following alcohol, marijuana (MJ) is the most frequent substance of choice among college students .National surveys of individuals aged 18–25 indicate 52% report lifetime use, 31% report . A study of teens in 12th grade ( years of age) who dropped out of school before graduation are more likely than their peers to be users of cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana and other illicit drugs. Illicit drug use among dropouts was higher than for those in school ( percent vs. percent). Daily Marijuana Use in Teens Linked to Lower High School Graduation Rate. Teens under age 17 who use marijuana every day are 60 percent less likely to graduate from high school, compared with their peers who have never used the drug, a new study finds.