Population Research and Policy Review

, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp 85–96 | Cite as

Health Limitations and Post-Secondary School Enrollment

  • Jay TeachmanEmail author


Using 25 years of data taken from the NLSY-79, I investigate the relationship between two measures of health-related work limitations and the likelihood of post-secondary school enrollment. I measure health-related work limitations both in terms of limitations in the kind of work that can be performed and in the amount of work that can be performed. I argue that limitations in kind of work will spur school enrollment, while limitations in amount of work will suppress school enrollment. Results support these arguments.


Health Education NLSY-79 Post-secondary school enrollment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyWestern Washington UniversityBellinghamUSA

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