Secondary School Fees and the Causal Effect of Schooling on Health Behavior

Reinhold, Steffen ; Jürges, Hendrik

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URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-23229
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2009
The title of a journal, publication series: None
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Law and Economics > Sonstige - Fakultät für Rechtswissenschaft und Volkswirtschaftslehre
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des MEA (Mannheim Research Institute For the Economics of Aging) > MEA Discussion Papers
Subject: 370 Education
Classification: JEL: I21 I12 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Bildung , Gesundheit , Gesundheitsverhalten , Schulgeld
Keywords (English): education , health , health behaviors , school fees , instrumental variables
Abstract: Using German census data we estimate the causal effect of education on smoking and overweight/obesity using the abolition of secondary school fees as instrumental variable. The West German federal states enacted this reform at different dates after World War II generating exogenous variation in the access to secondary education. While we find a strong association between schooling and health behaviors using OLS, we do not find support for the notion that education causes better health behavior.
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