Research by economist Christopher Auld of the University of Calgary indicates that Canadian men who drink alcohol earn about 10% more than do abstainers. His study controlled for age, education, occupation, region and health.

Professor Auld notes that his findings are similar to those found in Britain and the U.S.


  • Drink and Grow Rich. Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2002; Auld, C. Smoking, Drinking, and Income (manuscript), April 29, 2002

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