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Quantitative Estimates of the Social Benefits of Learning 2: Health (Depression and Obesity) [Wider Benefits of Learning Research Report No. 6]

Feinstein, Leon (2002) Quantitative Estimates of the Social Benefits of Learning 2: Health (Depression and Obesity) [Wider Benefits of Learning Research Report No. 6]. [Report]

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Abstract

In this report, information from the latest sweeps of the UK national cohorts is used to estimate the magnitude of the effects of learning on depression and obesity. The estimated effects of education have then been linked to studies of the social costs of ill health, in order to make progress in the task of evaluating the health benefits of learning. Findings show that the sizable differences in health observed for those with different levels of education are partially due to the effects of education and are not due solely to differences that precede or explain education. Moreover, these differences in health outcomes are important from a perspective of public finance as well as in terms of equity and wider social well-being.

Item Type: Report
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2014 09:54
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 10:30
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