Compulsory Schooling, Education and Mental Health: New Evidence from SHARELIFE

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Crespo, Laura; López Noval, Borja; Mira, Pedro;
(2013)
  • Publisher: Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros
  • Subject: Education reforms | SHARELIFE | Health-SES gradient | Instrumental variables treatment effects | Health-SES gradient, education reforms, instrumental variables treatment effects, SHARELIFE.
    • jel: jel:I2 | jel:I1 | jel:C3

In this paper we provide new evidence on the causal effect of education on adult depression and cognition. Using SHARE data, we use schooling reforms in several European countries as instruments for educational attainment. We find that an extra year of education has a l... View more
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