Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/150808
Authors: 
Brunello, Giorgio
Fabbri, Daniele
Fort, Margherita
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 262
Abstract: 
We find that the protective effect of years of schooling on the BMI of European females is non negligible, but smaller than the one recently found for the US. By using individual standardized cognitive tests instead of years of schooling as the measure of education we show that the current focus in the literature on years of schooling is not misplaced. We also investigate whether the response to changes in compulsory education is heterogeneous, and find that the protective effect of schooling is stronger among overweight than among obese females.
Subjects: 
Obesity
human capital
Europe
JEL: 
I12
I21
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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