The impact of education on mortality

Damon Clark, University of Princeton, USA

(Project no. 20137)

This project will analyse the relationship between education and mortality, controlling for a wide range of family background characteristics. These analyses will complement other work that uses administrative data on mortality records to analyse the difference in mortality between people subjected to a school leaving age of 16 (born after September 1957) and people subjected to a leaving age of 15 (born before September 1957).

By comparing the educational attainment of these groups (using various datasets including the GHS, LFS and Census), causal estimates of the effects of education on mortality can be obtained. There are two reasons why the LS analyses can complement other analyses. First, they will provide an observational benchmark for he estimated causal effects of education on mortality. Second, the LS contains information on both education and mortality.

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