Does education improve health? A reexamination of the evidence from compulsory schooling laws
This article analyzes the impact of compulsory schooling laws early in the twentieth century on long-term health. The author finds no compelling evidence for a causal link between education and health using this research design. Further, the results suggest that only a small fraction of health conditions are affected by education, and several of those are conditions, such as sight and hearing, where economic theories don’t appear to be relevant.
Volume (Year): (2008)
Issue (Month): Q II ()
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