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Education and Health in Developing Economies

  • Tom S. Vogl

    (Princeton University and NBER)

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    This paper reviews recent research on the relationship between education and health in poor countries. Multiple causal pathways link the two domains, across different phases of an individual’s lifecycle and across generations in a family. Within an individual, childhood health enhances schooling outcomes, longevity incentivizes human capital investment, and education improves adult health. Across generations, the health and education of parents—particularly mothers— boost both outcomes in their children.

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    Paper provided by Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Research Program in Development Studies. in its series Working Papers with number 1453.

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    Date of creation: Dec 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:pri:rpdevs:vogl_ed_health_review
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