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dc.contributor.authorJürges, Hendriken_US
dc.contributor.authorReinhold, Steffenen_US
dc.contributor.authorSalm, Martinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:06:56Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:06:56Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20090909265en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36213-
dc.description.abstractDuring 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 schooling, we investigate the causal effect of schooling on health behavior such as smoking and related outcomes such as obesity. We find large negative effects of education on smoking. These effects can mostly be attributed to reductions in starting rates rather than increases in quitting rates. We find no causal effect of education on reduced overweight and obesity.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherForschungsinst. zur Zukunft der Arbeit Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4330en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelI20en_US
dc.subject.ddc360en_US
dc.subject.keywordEducationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsmokingen_US
dc.subject.keywordobesityen_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsverhaltenen_US
dc.subject.stwRauchenen_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheitsrisikoen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwSchüleren_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleDoes schooling affect health behavior? Evidence from the educational expansion in Western Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn609426060en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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