Up in Smoke: An Econometric Analysis of Labour Market, Health and Educational Consequences of Cannabis Use

Grant number: DP0770580 | Funding period: 2007 - 2012



This research will provide comprehensive empirical knowledge about the linkages between cannabis use, health, education, employment and earnings in Australia. Understanding these linkages is important because although cannabis is a commonly used drug, it is unclear how its use impacts on these important aspects of overall wellbeing and productivity. The knowledge gained from this research will contribute towards designing policies that encourage Australians to make choices that lead to positive pathways, so that they may achieve healthy lifetime outcomes. Productive and healthy outcomes for individuals will contribute to healthy economic outcomes for Australia.

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