The causal effect of education on health Behaviors : evidence from Turkey

المؤلفون المشاركون

Tansel, Aysit
Karaoglan, Deniz

المصدر

Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series

العدد

المجلد 2016، العدد 979-1073 (31 ديسمبر/كانون الأول 2016)، ص ص. 1-23، 23ص.

الناشر

منتدى البحوث الاقتصادية للدول العربية إيران و تركيا

تاريخ النشر

2016-12-31

دولة النشر

مصر

عدد الصفحات

23

الموضوع الرئيسي

العلوم الاجتماعية (متداخلة التخصصات)

الملخص EN

This study provides causal effect of education on health behaviors in Turkey which is a middle income developing country.

Health Survey of the Turkish Statistical Institute for the years 2008, 2010 and 2012 are used.

The health behaviors considered are smoking, alcohol consumption, fruit and vegetable consumption, exercising and one health outcome namely, the body mass index (BMI).

We examine the causal effect of education on these health behaviors and the BMI Instrumental variable approach is used in order to address the endogeneity of education to health behaviors.

Educational expansion of the early 1960s is used as the source of exogenous variation in years of schooling.

Our main findings are as follows.

Education does not significantly affect the probability of smoking or exercising.

The higher the education level the higher the probability of alcohol consumption and the probability of fruit and vegetable consumption.

Higher levels of education lead to higher BMI levels.

This study provides a baseline for further research on the various aspects of health behaviors in Turkey.

نمط استشهاد جمعية علماء النفس الأمريكية (APA)

Tansel, Aysit& Karaoglan, Deniz. 2016. The causal effect of education on health Behaviors : evidence from Turkey. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series،Vol. 2016, no. 979-1073, pp.1-23.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-729440

نمط استشهاد الجمعية الأمريكية للغات الحديثة (MLA)

Tansel, Aysit& Karaoglan, Deniz. The causal effect of education on health Behaviors : evidence from Turkey. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series No. 979-1073 (Dec. 2016), pp.1-23.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-729440

نمط استشهاد الجمعية الطبية الأمريكية (AMA)

Tansel, Aysit& Karaoglan, Deniz. The causal effect of education on health Behaviors : evidence from Turkey. Economic Research Forum : Working Paper Series. 2016. Vol. 2016, no. 979-1073, pp.1-23.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-729440

نوع البيانات

مقالات

لغة النص

الإنجليزية

الملاحظات

Includes appendices : p. 14-23

رقم السجل

BIM-729440