Working Paper Number
Department or Program
Does the well established positive association between education and investment in health hold for education beyond college? This study examines the effect of having a postgraduate degree on investment in health, using an original data set composed of samples of several alumnae classes of women educated at the same undergraduate institution. The probability that a woman will have a biannual general physical, gynecological examination, mammogram, or a flu shot is modeled as a function of her education level and demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. Whether those with post-graduate education behave differently with respect to other health-related life style choices is also investigated.
Johnson-Lans, Shirley, "Does post-graduate education affect women’s investment in health? A study of the determinants of preventative health" (2005). Faculty Research and Reports. 99.