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Compulsory schooling reforms, education and mortality in twentieth century Europe

Authors
  • Gathmann, Christina
  • Jürges, Hendrik
  • Reinhold, Steffen1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 5
  • 1 Department of Economics
  • 2 University of Heidelberg
  • 3 Schumpeter School of Business and Economics
  • 4 University of Wuppertal
  • 5 University of Mannheim
Type
Published Article
Journal
Social Science & Medicine
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1105839109
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
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Abstract

•Assess mortality gains for 18 European compulsory schooling reforms during the 20th century.•Findings suggest that compulsory schooling has mortality gains for men, but not for women.•Reform effects vary positively with the initial mortality rate and negatively with income per capita in the country.

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