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New research shows that women with college degrees are “almost twice as likely to drink daily, and they are also more likely to admit to having a drinking problem.” Francesca Borgonovi and Maria Huerta, the authors of the London School of Economics study, also found that childhood test scores predicted adult alcohol consumption: “Both males and females who achieved high-level performance in test scores administered at ages five and 10 are significantly more likely to abuse alcohol than individuals who performed poorly on those tests.” The authors suggest that cultural differences explain the trend – better-educated women may have more active social lives, may have children later in life, and may face different cultural norms of alcohol consumption. (HT: Chris Blattman) [%comments]