Principal Investigator(s): Maxfield, Michael G.
This research program was undertaken in Indiana to evaluate the effectiveness of legislation that prohibited "happy hours," the sale of alcoholic beverages at reduced prices during specified times. The happy hour ban sought to curb abusive drinking that can occur when alcoholic beverages are served at significantly reduced prices for a limited time only. The goal of the data collection was to determine whether any reduction in automobile accidents could be attributed to the ban on happy hours. Researchers used an interrupted time-series design to observe trends over time. Data used in this evaluation were extracted from the Accident Statistical Master Tapes for 1983 through 1986 for the state of Indiana, which include annual compilations of all accidents. Variables measure the number of accidents during the specified times. The first data file has as its unit of analysis weeks, defined as beginning Monday and ending on Friday. The second data file has as its unit of analysis bi-weekly periods.
These data are freely available.
Maxfield, Michael G. IMPACT OF LEGISLATION TO PROHIBIT "HAPPY HOURS" IN INDIANA, 1983-1986. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs [producer], 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09732.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09732.v1
This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (86-IJ-CX-0084)
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
Universe: All automobile accidents in the state of Indiana during the period 1983-1986.
Data Types: administrative records data
Indiana State Police Archives: ACCIDENT STATISTICAL MASTER TAPES, 1983-1986
Original ICPSR Release: 1992-03-04
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