Quality of schooling and inequality of opportunity in health

Jones, Andrew M, Rice, Nigel and Rosa Dias, Pedro (2012) Quality of schooling and inequality of opportunity in health. Empirical Economics, 42 (2). pp. 369-394. ISSN 1435-8921

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Abstract

This paper explores the role of quality of schooling as a source of
inequality of opportunity in health. Substantiating earlier literature that links differences in education to health disparities, the paper uses variation in quality of schooling to test for inequality of opportunity in health. Analysis of the 1958 NCDS cohort exploits the variation in type and quality of schools generated by the comprehensive schooling reforms in England and Wales. The analysis provides evidence of a statistically significant and economically sizable association between some dimensions of quality of education and a range of health and health-related outcomes. For some outcomes the association persists, over and above the effects of measured ability, social
development, academic qualifications and adult socioeconomic status and lifestyle.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic theory. Demography > HB0131 Methodology > HB0135 Mathematical economics. Quantitative methods Including econometrics, input-output analysis, game theory
Depositing User: Pedro Rosa Dias
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 15:24
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 08:33
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/41390

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