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Education Externalities on Longevity

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  • Francesco Ricci

    (THEMA - Théorie économique, modélisation et applications - UCP - Université de Cergy Pontoise - Université Paris-Seine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Marios Zachariadis

    (University of Cyprus [Nicosia])

Abstract

We argue that education exerts positive external effects on health, beyond the standard internal effects documented in the literature. We implement an innovative approach to control for endogeneity and omitted variables problems, and present evidence for the significant role played by higher education in explaining longevity across countries. Our findings provide empirical evidence in support of our hypothesis of educational externalities on health.

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  • Francesco Ricci & Marios Zachariadis, 2013. "Education Externalities on Longevity," Post-Print hal-02024116, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-02024116
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