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Autor(en):
Hendrik Jürges, Eberhard Kruk, Steffen Reinhold 
Titel:
The effect of compulsory schooling on health - evidence from biomarkers 
Abstract:
Using data from the Health Survey for England and the English Longitudinal Study on Ageing, we estimate the causal effect of schooling on health. Identification comes from two nation wide increases in British compulsory school leaving age in 1947 and 1973, respectively. Our study complements earlier studies exploiting compulsory schooling laws as source of exogenous variation in schooling by using biomarkers as measures of health outcomes in addition to self-reported measures. We find a strong p...    »
 
Stichworte:
Arbeitspapier/Diskussionspapier 
Jahr:
2009