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Economics of Education Review

Volume 17, Number 3

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Number of articles: 12

  1. Health economics and the economics of education: specialization and division of labor*

    Janet Hunt-McCool & Dawn M Bishop

    This paper addresses the separation of human capital studies into separate fields of education and health. The main difference between the two fields may be the inability to measure the value added... More

    pp. 237-244

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  2. Health, wealth and happiness: why pursue a higher education?

    Joop Hartog & Hessel Oosterbeek

    We explore the effect of schooling on health, wealth and happiness for a cohort of Dutch individuals born around 1940. We also use observations on childhood IQ and family background. The most... More

    pp. 245-256

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  3. Education's role in explaining diabetic health investment differentials

    Matthew E. Kahn

    This paper studies the relationship between education and diabetic health investment. The empirical work focuses on how education affects heath investment proxies such as smoking propensities,... More

    pp. 257-266

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  4. Do those with more formal education have better health insurance opportunities?

    Diane M. Dewar

    Inequalities in the availability of employer-based health insurance due to differences in formal educational attainment are examined. 7762 fully employed adult respondents are sampled from the 1987... More

    pp. 267-277

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  5. The effect of endogenous health inputs on the relationship between health and education

    Donna B. Gilleskie & Amy L. Harrison

    This paper extends the analysis of the relationship between health and schooling by examining the impact of education on the choice of medical care inputs and the subsequent relationship between... More

    pp. 279-295

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  6. Nursing wages and educational credentials: the role of work experience and selectivity bias

    Anabela Botelho, Cheryl Bland Jones & B.F. Kiker

    The purpose of this study is to compare wage profiles of registered nurses across three types of educational backgrounds (essentially two-, three- and four-year programs), while allowing for... More

    pp. 297-306

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  7. The effect of low birthweight on the school performance and behavior of school-aged children

    Hope Corman & Stephen Chaikind

    This study examines the school performance and behavior of children aged six to fifteen years who were born weighing less than 2500g, compared with a group of normal birthweight children, holding... More

    pp. 307-316

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  8. The effects of schooling and cognitive ability on smoking and marijuana use by young adults

    William Sander

    The effects of schooling, cognitive ability, and time preference on the probability that young adults use or smoke marijuana are estimated. It is shown that schooling, cognitive ability, and time... More

    pp. 317-324

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  9. Gender and life-cycle differences in the impact of schooling on chronic disease in Jamaica*

    Sudhanshu Handa

    The incidence and correlates of adult health are becoming a policy issue in many middle-income countries due to the aging of population structures associated with medical technology and the... More

    pp. 325-336

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  10. The demand for medical education: an augmented human capital approach

    Robert Quinn & Jamie Price

    The demand for education is often viewed as a pure human capital good and hence treated like an investment. Medical education, like other types of education, should also have some consumption value... More

    pp. 337-347

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  11. Parents' schooling and the correlation between education and frailty

    J.Paul Leigh

    This study investigates whether parents' education or unobserved variables partially explain correlations between education and a measure of frailty in adults. Data sets are drawn from the 1986... More

    pp. 349-358

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  12. The financing and provisioning of education and health services in developing countries: review article

    Julia A Heath

    Because government expenditures are coming under increased pressure to provide efficient, cost-effective outcomes, the market is increasingly being seen as the mechanism which can most efficiently ... More

    pp. 359-362

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