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The interaction between health, education and life outcomes from childhood to adulthood

de Araujo Roland, Daniel (2018) The interaction between health, education and life outcomes from childhood to adulthood. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (KAR id:69324)

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This thesis is formed of three empirical chapters using data from the United Kingdom. The

facets of the interaction between health and education, how they affect each other and how they

second half of the 20th century with the works from Coleman (1966), Kitagawa and Hauser

correlation and the thesis aims to provide further information on two of the hypothesis that

knowledge enabling them to make better decisions regarding their health. The second

(2001) and Bobonis et al. (2006) among many others. The thesis also focus on how health and

understanding of the importance of health and education. As the three chapters analyse

despite each one having different a focus.

perspective. Following the UK's higher education tuition fees increase in 2012, the importance

analysis before deciding whether or not to pursue higher education. If the costs are

returns to education focus on monetary returns. The impact on health status and health

its main contribution - what are the effects of having a degree on health outcomes and

economic and non-economic returns to education, individuals can truly assess the benefits of

asymmetry and having an equilibrium that is closer to the socially optimum. In order to achieve

British survey that started in 1958 and is following cohort members as they progress through

from 1981 to 2008, together with the individuals' higher education condition, the results

decreased the incidence of malaises and smoking frequency. The analysis of different degrees

unlike the results for economic returns.

outcomes. Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevailing

health has slowly gained attention in the health economics literature as now most developed countries managed to secure good health standards for children. Therefore, the main

mental disorders affects individuals throughout the course of their lives by using a number of

behaviour. This chapter used data from the British Cohort Study (BCS70), a survey that started

questionnaire, including information that allows for the identification of children potentially

Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). The effects of ADHD can be seen early on

or an equivalent vocational qualification, and the effects can extend to later life outcomes such

being in a managerial position and lower income.

outcomes at an early age. There is robust evidence that health conditions affect academic

countries where the variance of health status among children is much greater than in developed

purpose of this work is, therefore, to use one of the newest information available in the UK to

of the new millennium. It started in 2000-2001 with the purpose to continue UK's long

chapter show that the period of life in which children are affected by a transitory health shock

reported a longstanding illness in the twelve months leading up to their eleventh birthday were

comparing the same children at the age of fourteen, when both groups were healthy, there was

longstanding illness in the twelve months leading up to age fourteen with children who were

that longstanding illnesses affect children differently according to the period of their lives.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Barde, Sylvain
Uncontrolled keywords: health, education, life outcomes
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
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Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 10:10 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2021 23:00 UTC
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