Which Came First-- Better Education or Better Health?

Hern�ndez-Murillo, Rub�n; Martinek, Christopher J.
April 2011
Regional Economist;Apr2011, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p6
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The article discusses studies on the correlation between education and health. In the study of the responses to the National Health Interview Survey in the U.S., economists David Cutler and Adriana Lleras-Muney found several mechanisms for why education affects health. On the other hand, another economist Janet Currie found evidence that childhood health plays a crucial role in future educational outcomes.


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