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Issues and Policy Options

James A. Cercone

WORLD BANK TECHNICAL PAPER NUMBER 219

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James A. Cercone is a health economist who was working as a consultant to the Population, Health and Nutrition Department of the World Bank when this report was written.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Cercone, James A., 1968

Alcohol-related problems as an obstacle to the development of human capital: issues and policy options / James A. Cercone.
p. cm. — (World Bank technical paper; no. 219)
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0-8213-2516-7
I. Alcoholism. 2. Alcoholism—Economic aspects. 1. Title.
II. Series.
HV5035.C43 1993
362.29'2—dc20 93-6168
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