Schooling, cognitive ability and health.

  title={Schooling, cognitive ability and health.},
  author={M Christopher Auld and Nirmal Sidhu},
  journal={Health economics},
  volume={14 10},
A large literature documents a strong correlation between health and educational outcomes. In this paper we investigate the role of cognitive ability in the health-education nexus. Using NLSY data, we show that one standard deviation increase in cognitive ability is associated with roughly the same increase in health as two years of schooling and that cognitive ability accounts for roughly one quarter of the association between schooling and health. Both schooling and ability are strongly… CONTINUE READING

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