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ERIC Number: ED516977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 0
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Non-Production Benefits of Education: Crime, Health, and Good Citizenship. NBER Working Paper No. 16722
Lochner, Lance
National Bureau of Economic Research
A growing body of work suggests that education offers a wide-range of benefits that extend beyond increases in labor market productivity. Improvements in education can lower crime, improve health, and increase voting and democratic participation. This chapter reviews recent developments on these "non-production" benefits of education with an emphasis on contributions made by economists.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research