The NY Times on Health, Wealth, and Education.

January 3, 2007 at 10:37 pm (Uncategorized)

You might be interested. The article, dated January 3, is “A Surprising Secret to a Long Life: Stay in School.” This is the last of a 4 part series on aging.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/03/health/03aging.html?em&ex=1167973200&en=fea7675a1f22759c&ei=5087%0A

Thoughts?

(You’ll need a free subscription to read it, but the link shouldn’t expire like some other Times articles.)

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1 Comment

  1. misarita said,

    Ahhh…. I love how systematic health economics can be. Sometimes I wish that my own personal decisions could be reduced to mathematical equations.

    One of the most interesting points to me is their explanation of why education can help health. It strikes me as key for educational administrators to understand that some of the ‘softer’ things that students learn from school may be more important than the hard facts. I doubt that this is restricted to the health arena… critical thinking skills, ability to plan the future, and the like are skills that have relevance in a variety of arenas.

    The argument about how income is influenced by health and not vice versa flies in the face of a lot of development dogma. Usually we say that raising the overall well-being of the community will increase the health indicators. I’m not sure that to do with that piece of info. More to come.

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