Alternative approaches to the measurement of consumption and price of alcoholic beverages, Canada, 1957-1983.
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Alternative accepted methods of aggregating prices and quantities of beer, spirits and wine could yield different conclusions for intertemporal comparisons. In this study Fisher's index is used to measure changes in per capita consumption and price of alcoholic beverages in Canada, 1957-83. The results are typically very close to those obtained from measures based on pure alcohol content.
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