A NOTE ON THE CAUSALITY BETWEEN HEALTH AND EDUCATION

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Title: A NOTE ON THE CAUSALITY BETWEEN HEALTH AND EDUCATION
Issue: Vol. 4, No 1, 2011
Published date: 20-05-2011 (print) / 20-05-2011 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Tiago Neves Sequeira
Keywords: economic growth, education, health
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2011/4-1/2
DOAJ: https://doaj.org/article/ed0c6028de1b4ca786d8b24d33a89f26
Language: English
Pages: 9-25 (17)
JEL classification: I00, J24, O15, O50
Website: https://www.economics-sociology.eu/?128,en_a-note-on-the-causality-between-health-and-education
File http://www.economics-sociology.eu/files/E&S_4_1_guest.pdf
Abstract

Using a panel data approach we investigate whether schooling causes health or health causes schooling. We found evidence that supports the influence of the level of health in increases in education and the influence of education growth in health improvements. This means that a healthier population enhances education growth and growth in education facilitates further growth in health. We have also concluded that the channel from health to education is stronger than the channel from education to health.