Comparative Studies on
Alcohol -related Problems
in Postwar Western Europe

By Mats Ramstedt
December 2001
Almqvist & Wiksell International
ISBN: 91-22-01937-5
113 pages, illustrated
$54.00 paper original

This Ph.D. thesis includes four papers dealing with the common question of how alcohol-related problems differ across Western European countries and to what extent the overall level of drinking accounts for these differences.

The starting point is the notion that the extent to which alcohol consumption causes problems is not the same in every society: it depends on several factors of which the drinking culture of the population is the most important.

Topics: Alcohol-related mortality in 15 European countries in the postwar period. Per capita alcohol consumption and liver cirrhosis mortality in 14 European countries. Alcohol and suicide in 14 European countries. Alcohol consumption and the experience of adverse consequences-a comparison of six European countries.

Sociology; European Studies
Center for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs, Dissertation Series No. 1

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