Decomposition of socioeconomic inequalities in cigarette smoking: the case of Namibia.

Affiliation

Economics of Tobacco Control Project, Southern African Labour and Development Research Unit, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. [Email]

Abstract

Namibia has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the world. Increased smoking prevalence, especially among the youth, may leave the country facing the spectre of higher smoking-related disease prevalence in the years to come. This study examines socioeconomic inequalities in smoking in Namibia and explores the drivers of this inequality.

Keywords

Decomposition,Inequality,Namibia,Smoking,