Educational Inequalities in Health Behaviors at Midlife: Is There a Role for Early-life Cognition?

@article{Clouston2014EducationalII,
  title={Educational Inequalities in Health Behaviors at Midlife: Is There a Role for Early-life Cognition?},
  author={Sean Clouston and M Richards and Dorina Cadar and Scott M. Hofer},
  journal={Journal of health and social behavior},
  year={2014},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={
          323-40
        }
}
Education is a fundamental cause of social inequalities in health because it influences the distribution of resources, including money, knowledge, power, prestige, and beneficial social connections, that can be used in situ to influence health. Recent studies have highlighted early-life cognition as commonly indicating the propensity for educational attainment and determining health and age of mortality. Health behaviors provide a plausible mechanism linking both education and cognition to… CONTINUE READING
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