Friday, December 2, 2022 at 3:10pm to 4:30pm
Rauch Business Center, 271
621 Taylor St, Bethlehem, PA 18015
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.