A recent JHE article by Park and Kang wonder if more education induces people to have a healthier lifestyle. They use data on Korean men to see if this is the case. They find that “an increase in education induces individuals to exercise regularly, and to get regular health checkups…[but]…education has little effect on smoking or drinking.”
- Cheolsung Park and Changhui Kang (2008) “Does education induce healthy lifestyle? ” Journal of Health Economics Volume 27, Issue 6, December 2008, Pages 1516-1531.