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Duke Economics Working Paper #95-18

Soviet and Russian Statistics on Alcohol Consumption

Vladimir G. Treml


Summary and analysis of data on consumption of alcoholic beverages, alcohol abuse, and health and demographic impact of drinking in the USSR and Russia. Criticism of published statistics and author's estimates of unavailable data. A special section addresses fatal alcohol poisoning which dominates alcohol-related mortality among Slavs.

JEL I10 I12 D81

Published in Premature Death in the New Independent States, edited by José Luis Bobadilla, Christine A. Costello and Faith Mitchell; Committee on Population, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1997, pp. 220-238.