Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162296
Authors: 
Ravesteijn, Bastian
van Kippersluis, Hans
Avendano, Mauricio
Martikainen, Pekka
Vessari, Hannu
van Doorslaer, Eddy
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 17-030/V
Abstract: 
We investigate whether later educational tracking reduced the intergenerational persistence of socioeconomic disparities in mortality in Finland,where the tracking age was raised from 11 to 16 in the 1970s. We use a difference-in-differences approach that exploits the gradual rollout of the reform. We find that late tracking did reduce disparities in mortality around the age of 50 by parental income for men. However, the longevity gains of men from low-income families seem to have come at the cost of increased mortality among men who grew up in high-income families. This raises questions about the welfare implications of the reform.
Subjects: 
Education
mortality
tracking
Difference-in-Difference
Finland
JEL: 
C21
I14
I24
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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