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Education and Health in Developing Economies

Tom Vogl
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Tom Vogl: Princeton University and NBER

No 1453, Working Papers from Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Research Program in Development Studies.

Abstract: This paper reviews recent research on the relationship between education and health in poor countries. Multiple causal pathways link the two domains, across different phases of an individual's life cycle and across generations in a family. Within an individual, childhood health enhances schooling outcomes, longevity incentivizes human capital investment, and education improves adult health. Across generations, the health and education of parents -- particularly mothers -- boost both outcomes in their children.

Keywords: health; poverty; poor people; lifecycles; education level; families (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D19 D60 I00 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-12
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