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Nonproduction Benefits of Education

Lance Lochner

Chapter Chapter 2 in Handbook of the Economics of Education, 2011, vol. 4, pp 183-282 from Elsevier

Abstract: A growing body of work suggests that education offers a wide range of benefits that extend beyond increases in labor market productivity. Improvements in education can lower crime, improve health, and increase voting and democratic participation. This chapter reviews recent developments on these “nonproduction†benefits of education.

Keywords: Education; Crime; Health; Mortality; Democracy; Citizenship; Social Benefits (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53444-6.00002-X

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