Longevity and Education Externalities: A Macroeconomic Perspective

Ricci, Francesco and Zachariadis, Marios (2009) Longevity and Education Externalities: A Macroeconomic Perspective. TSE Working Paper, n. 09-009

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Abstract

We argue that education exerts positive external effects on health, beyond the standard internal effects documented in the literature. We put forward a model that clarifies the links between education and longevity in the presence of such an externality. We then implement
an innovative approach to control for endogeneity problems, and present evidence for the significant role played by higher education in explaining longevity across countries. Our findings provide empirical evidence in support of our hypothesis of educational externalities on health.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: January 2009
JEL codes: O11 - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
O50 - General
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 05:59
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:22
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:22047
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/3190

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