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Published by Lexington Books in Lexington, Mass .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Youth -- Alcohol use -- United States,
  • Drinking and traffic accidents -- United States,
  • Liquor laws -- United States,
  • Drinking age -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Henry Wechsler.
ContributionsWechsler, Henry, 1932-
LC ClassificationsHV5135 .M56
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 187 p. :
Number of Pages187
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4401932M
ISBN 100669033804
LC Control Number79003133

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Minimum-drinking-age laws: An evaluation on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Exlibrary Hc. The minimum drinking age laws in the United States have undergone over modifications since their introduction in the s (Wechsler and Sands, , p. 2). The most recent series of increases in the minimum age will be no more successful than were those of the past. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of (23 U.S.C. § ) was passed by the United States Congress on July 17, The act was a controversial bill that punished every state that allowed persons below 21 years to purchase and publicly possess alcoholic beverages by reducing its annual federal highway apportionment by 10 percent. The law was later amended, lowering the penalty to 8 Enacted by: the 98th United States Congress. A review of studies published between and that examined the effects of lowering or raising minimum drinking age laws identified high-quality studies in terms of sampling, research design, and having an appropriate comparison group. 12 Of the 79 quality studies that examined the relationship between the minimum legal drinking Cited by:

Get this from a library! Alcohol: opposing viewpoints. [Karen Balkin;] -- Authors debate the benefits of alcohol to human health, the causes of alcohol abuse, treatments for alcoholism, and the effectiveness of laws in reducing alcohol-related problems. The legal drinking age is the minimum age at which a person can legally consume alcohol minimum age alcohol can be legally consumed can be different from the age when it can be purchased in some countries. These laws vary between different countries . The federal and state governments have several roles to play in implementing the proposed strategy. However, as emphasized throughout this report, responsibility for preventing and reducing underage drinking lies with everyone, as a national community. For example, although minimum drinking age laws enacted and enforced by government underpin society's efforts, their effectiveness depends on Cited by: 1. Oct 09,  · Patrick O’Malley and Alexander C. Wagenaar, “Minimum Drinking Age Laws: Effects on American Youth,” Institute for Social Research website,, ; Alexander Wagenaar and Traci Toomey, “Illegal Alcohol Sales to Obviously Intoxicated Patrons at Licensed Establishments,” Alcohol Clinical Experimental Research,