Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108626
Authors: 
Mocan, Naci
Altindag, Duha T.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Koç University-TÜSİAD Economic Research Forum Working Paper Series 1310
Abstract: 
Using data from NLSY97 we analyze the impact of education on health behavior. Controlling for health knowledge does not influence the impact of education on health behavior, supporting the productive efficiency hypothesis. Accounting for cognitive ability does not significantly alter the relationship between education and health behavior. Similarly, the impact of education on health behavior is the same between those with and without a learning disability, suggesting that cognition is not likely to be a significant factor in explaining the impact of education on health behavior.
Subjects: 
health inputs
cognition
learning
productive efficiency
JEL: 
I12
I20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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