Under the (Ancestral) Influence: Demographic Drivers of Diverging Demands in the U.S. Alcohol Market

Jarrett Hart and Julian M. Alston

from ARE Update Vol. 23, No. 2, Nov/Dec, 2019

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Abstract

In contrast with global trends over the past 20 years and more, during the 21st century, U.S. states have been diverging in terms of total per capita consumption of alcohol and the mix of alcoholic beverages. Socioeconomic and demographic variables appear to play significant roles in accounting for the large and persistent differences in per capita alcoholic beverage consumption among U.S. states and regions.

Keywords

Demand models, beer and wine, socioeconomic characteristics, spatial patterns

Citation

Jarrett Hart and Julian M. Alston. "Under the (Ancestral) Influence: Demographic Drivers of Diverging Demands in the U.S. Alcohol Market." ARE Update 23(2)(2019):5-8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2019/23/2/under-the-ancestral-influence-demographic-drivers/