Does Schooling Affect Health Behavior? Evidence from Educational Expansion in Western Germany

@inproceedings{GERMANY2009DoesSA,
  title={Does Schooling Affect Health Behavior? Evidence from Educational Expansion in Western Germany},
  author={WESTERN GERMANY and Hendrik Juerges and Steffen Reinhold and Martin Salm},
  year={2009}
}
During the postwar period German states pursued policies to increase the share of young Germans obtaining a university entrance diploma (Abitur) by building more academic track schools, but the timing of educational expansion differed between states. This creates exogenous variation in the availability of higher education, which allows estimating the causal effect of education on health behaviors. Using the number of academic track schools in a state as an instrumental variable for years of… CONTINUE READING

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