Ha Trong Nguyen

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The causal impact of mental health on tobacco and alcohol consumption: an instrumental variables approach

This paper utilises a fixed effects instrumental variables model, and a nationally representative panel dataset from Australia, to present robust evidence on the causal impact of mental distress on cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking behaviours.
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Does retirement lead to life satisfaction? Causal evidence from Fixed Effect Instrumental Variable models

This paper presents robust evidence that retirement causally improves overall life satisfaction which is subsequently explained by improvements in satisfaction with one’s financial situation, free time, health, and participation in local community activities.
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Who’s declining the “free lunch”? New evidence from the uptake of public child dental benefits

This paper provides the first evidence on the determinants of uptake of two recent public dental benefit programs for Australian children and adolescents from disadvantaged families.