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Who dies early? Education, mortality and causes of death in Norway

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  • Grytten, Jostein
  • Skau, Irene
  • Sørensen, Rune

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We estimated the effects of education on mortality and causes of death in Norway. We identified causal effects by exploiting the staggered implementation of a school reform that increased the length of compulsory education from seven to nine years. The municipality-level education data were combined with complete records of all deaths from 1960 to 2015 from the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry. These data covered the entire life span of persons aged 16–64.

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  • Grytten, Jostein & Skau, Irene & Sørensen, Rune, 2020. "Who dies early? Education, mortality and causes of death in Norway," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 245(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:socmed:v:245:y:2020:i:c:s0277953619305969
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112601
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