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Title:Personality and the education-health gradient: A note on "Understanding differences in health behaviors by education" PDF Logo
Authors:Conti, Gabriella
Hansman, Christopher
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:ISER Working Paper Series 2012-20
Abstract:We test the robustness of the results of Cutler and Lleras-Muney (2010) on the role of personality in explaining the education-health gradient by using alternative measures of child personality available in the National Child Development Study. We show that, alternatively to the authors conclusions, personality contributes to the education-health gradient to an extent nearly as large as that of cognition.
Subjects:health
education
cognitive ability
personality
JEL:I12
I21
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ISER Working Paper Series, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex

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