Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148531
Authors: 
Madden, David
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 306
Abstract: 
A statistical association between more education and better health outcomes has long been observed, but in the absence of experimental data researchers have struggled to find a causal effect. Schooling reforms such as raising school leaving age, which have been enacted in many countries, can be viewed as a form of natural experiment and provide a possible method of identifying such an effect. However, the balance of evidence so far is that these reforms have had little impact on long-term health. Thus, policymakers should be cautious before anticipating a health effect when introducing reforms of this nature.
Subjects: 
schooling reform
long-term health
local treatment effect
JEL: 
I26
I28
I18
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Document Type: 
Article

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