The links between education and health

Study International | June 13, 2019

A college degree and one’s mortality would seem to have little to do with each other. One is an academic title conferred by colleges and universities upon the completion of a course of study; the other is the susceptibility to death.While the former has proven to influence one’s career, salary and life trajectory, some clever studies have found links between higher education and better health outcomes. Here’s what we know so far (Note: these studies show the association between education and health outcomes, but causality has not yet been proven): According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mortality rates for those with at least some level of college education are less than half of those without any college education (deaths per 1,000 individuals per year). Another, by UCLA economist Adriana Lleras-Muney, found that state laws requiring children to obtain a higher level education actually lengthened. Those who had one additional year of education by 1960 increased their life expectancy by 1.7 years at age 35.

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