How Did Schooling Laws Improve Long-Term Health and Lower Mortality?

@inproceedings{Mazumder2006HowDS,
  title={How Did Schooling Laws Improve Long-Term Health and Lower Mortality?},
  author={Bhashkar Mazumder},
  year={2006}
}
  • Bhashkar Mazumder
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • Although it is well known that there is a strong association between education and health much less is known about how these factors are connected, and whether the relationship is causal. Lleras-Muney (2005) provides perhaps the strongest evidence that education has a causal effect on health. Using state compulsory school laws as instruments, Lleras-Muney finds large effects of education on mortality. We revisit these results, noting that the effects are not statistically different from zero… CONTINUE READING

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