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The Effect of Endogenous Health Inputs on the Relationship between Health and Education

Citation

Gilleskie, Donna B. & Harrison, Amy L. (1998). The Effect of Endogenous Health Inputs on the Relationship between Health and Education. Economics of Education Review, 17(3), 279-95.

Abstract

This paper extends the analysis of the relationship between health and schooling by examining the impact of education on the choice of medical care inputs and the subsequent relationship between these inputs and overall health. In particular, we examine the productive effects of education on health as well as the allocative effects of education on the consumption of curative and preventive medical care and other lifestyle choices. In addition to the significant positive productive influence of education on health, we find that the allocative efficiency of education is significantly positive. Unlike most work in this area, we model illness during the consumption period to obtain more accurate estimates of demand for medical care and, consequently, health. Additionally, controlling for unobserved heterogeneity, a possibility accounted for in few previous studies, has a substantial impact on the estimates.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0272-7757(97)00035-6

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Economics of Education Review

Author(s)

Gilleskie, Donna B.
Harrison, Amy L.

Year Published

1998

Volume Number

17

Issue Number

3

Pages

279-95

Reference ID

8385