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What is it about education that makes us healthy? Exploring the education-health connection

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Publication date

2002

Summary

Reviews of the evidence conclude that correlations exist between measures of education and physical health and that a substantial element of this correlation results from the effects of learning upon health. Closer examination reveals that the correlations between education and health change across levels of education, and depend upon when during the life course education is experienced, the type of health condition and the national context. The purpose of this paper is to investigate these variations with a view to developing fuller understanding of the mechanisms through which learning affects physical and psychological health. Such an understanding throws light upon the importance of context in relation to the impacts of education upon health.

Published in

International Journal of Lifelong Education

Volume and page numbers

21 , 551 -571

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0260137022000016767

ISSN

16

Subjects

Education and Health

Notes

Not held in Res Lib - bibliographic reference only

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