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ERIC Number: EJ944363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-166X
Long-Run Returns to Education: Does Schooling Lead to an Extended Old Age?
van Kippersluis, Hans; O'Donnell, Owen; van Doorslaer, Eddy
Journal of Human Resources, v46 n4 p695-721 Fall 2011
While there is no doubt that health is strongly correlated with education, whether schooling exerts a causal impact on health is not firmly established. We exploit a Dutch compulsory schooling law to estimate the causal effect of education on mortality. The reform provides a powerful instrument, significantly raising years of schooling, which, in turn, has a significant and robust negative effect on mortality. For men surviving to age 81, an extra year of schooling is estimated to reduce the probability of dying before the age of 89 by almost three percentage points relative to a baseline of 50 percent. (Contains 24 footnotes, 6 tables, and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands