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ERIC Number: ED519497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Education and Health. Policy Brief #9
Cutler, David M.; Lleras-Muney, Adriana
National Poverty Center, University of Michigan
A large and persistent association between education and health has been well-documented in many countries and time periods and for a wide variety of health measures. In their paper, "Education and Health: Evaluating Theories and Evidence," presented at the National Poverty Center conference "The Health Effects of Non-Health Policy," David M. Cutler and Adriana Lleras-Muney review literature and conduct statistical analyses on the relationship between education and health. They find a clear association between education and health that cannot be fully explained by income, the labor market, or family background indicators. The authors note that the relationship between health and education is a complicated one, with a range of potential mechanisms shaping the connection between education and health. (Contains 2 figures and 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Poverty Center