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ISER Working Paper Series 2012-20

Personality and the education-health gradient

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Publication date

02 Oct 2012

Abstract

We test the robustness of the results of Cutler and Lleras-Muney (2010) on the role of personality in explaining the education-health gradient by using alternative measures of child personality available in the National Child Development Study. We show that, alternatively to the authors conclusions, personality contributes to the education-health gradient to an extent nearly as large as that of cognition.

Subjects

Psychology, Education, Child Development, and Health

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