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The Effects of School Quality on Long-Term Health

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  • Sansani, Shahar

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In this paper I estimate the relationship between school quality and mortality. Although many studies have linked the quantity of education to health outcomes, the effect of school quality on health has yet to be examined. I construct synthetic birth cohorts and relate the quality of education they attained to their mortality rates. I find that there is a statistically significant relationship between the mortality-schooling gradients, which depict the return to a year of schooling, and the length of school term and relative teacher wage. For instance, increasing the relative teacher wage by one standard deviation results in about 1.9 less deaths per 1,000 people per extra year of education. My results suggest that one way to improve the health of the population is to improve school quality.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 22189.

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Date of creation: Aug 2009
Date of revision: Apr 2010
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