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Education and Later-life Mortality: Evidence from a School Reform in Japan

Kazuya Masuda and Hitoshi Shigeoka

No 31472, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: We examine the mortality effects of a 1947 school reform in Japan, which extended compulsory schooling from primary to secondary school by as much as 3 years. The abolition of secondary school fees also indicates that those affected by the reform likely came from disadvantaged families who could have benefited the most from schooling. Even in this relatively favorable setting, we fail to find that the reform improved later-life mortality up to the age of 87 years, although it significantly increased years of schooling. This finding suggests limited health returns to schooling at the lower level of educational attainment.

JEL-codes: H52 I12 I21 I28 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2023-07
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