Health Effects of Instruction Intensity
Evidence from a Natural Experiment in German High-Schools

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Reif S
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2017
Titel der Reihe: FAU Discussion Papers No. 12-2017
ISSN: 1867-6707
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract

A large literature aims to establish a causal link between education and health using
changes in compulsory schooling laws. It is however unclear how well more education
is operationalized by marginal increases in school years. We shed a new light on this
discussion by analyzing the health eff‚ects of a reform in Germany where total years of
schooling for students in the academic track were reduced from nine to eight while keeping
cumulative teaching hours constant by increasing instruction intensity. Œe sequential
introduction of the reform allows us to implement a triple difference-in-diff‚erences estima-
tion strategy with data from the German Socio-Economic Panel. We €nd that increased
weekly instruction time has negative health eff‚ects for females while they are still in school.
However, a‰er graduation, females even seem to beneffi€t from reduced school years. We fi€nd no eff‚ects on males’ healths.


FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Reif, Simon Dr.
Professur für Gesundheitsökonomie


Zitierweisen

APA:
Reif, S. (2017). Health Effects of Instruction Intensity Evidence from a Natural Experiment in German High-Schools.

MLA:
Reif, Simon. Health Effects of Instruction Intensity Evidence from a Natural Experiment in German High-Schools. 2017.

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