Hlavac, Marek (2011): Comment on David Cutler and Adriana Lleras-Muney (2008): “Education and Health: Evaluating Theories and Evidence”.
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In a recent research paper, health economists David Cutler and Adriana Lleras-Muney analyze data primarily from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an annual cross-sectional household survey administered by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They find that higher levels of education are associated with lower adult mortality rates, lower frequencies of self-reported incidence of chronic and acute diseases, better functioning and mental health, as well as with lower reports of lost work days or days spent in bed. In addition, they find that more education is associated with better health behaviors: Better-educated individuals smoke less, engage in less heavy drinking, wear seatbelts more often, and consume more preventive care. This comments discusses selected strengths and weaknesses of Cutler and Lleras-Muney's study.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Comment on David Cutler and Adriana Lleras-Muney (2008): “Education and Health: Evaluating Theories and Evidence”|
|Keywords:||education; health; health economics; adult mortality; health behavior; absenteeism|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I20 - General
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I10 - General
|Depositing User:||Marek Hlavac|
|Date Deposited:||01. Feb 2011 19:32|
|Last Modified:||19. Feb 2013 06:38|
Cutler, David and Adriana Lleras-Muney. (2008). “Education and Health: Evaluating Theories and Evidence.” Published in Making Americans Healthier: Social and Economics Policy as Health Policy, Robert F. Schoeni, James S. House, George Kaplan and Harold Pollack, Eds., New York: Russell Sage Foundation.