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Please join us for an Economics Department Seminar Series event:


Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Department of Economics

Faculty Research Presentation

Presenter: Morgan Williams - Barnard College, Columbia University

Title: "The Effects of Compulsory Schooling on Health and Hospitalization over the Life-Cycle"

Time: 3:10-4:30 PM EST

Location: RBC 271


Abstract: Despite serving as one of the more celebrated relationships in health economics, evidence on the relationship between education and health remains quite mixed–with limited research devoted to how these effects evolve over time. Leveraging a 1972 compulsory schooling reform within the United Kingdom, this paper examines the effects of education on health and health care utilization over the life cycle. Our regression discontinuity estimates suggest that while the reform did not produce meaningful changes in self-reported health, hospitalization among men decreased for admissions stemming from lifestyle-related conditions–with these effects varying heterogeneously over the life cycle.


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