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Education Impact on Health Shocks: Evidence from C.H.N.S. Data

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In the digital era, social and economic development directly related to education and health. The key question is to figure out the link between health and human capital through education. To solve this research question, the present study has investigated the impact of education on health shocks whether these health shocks are subjective or objective. To estimate the causal linkage including education and health, the Chinese Health and Nutrition Survey is examined through linear and multi-logit regression models respectively. The empirical estimates infer that higher education has a significant positive impact on health shocks, irrespective the subjective or an objective one. It also unfolds that it is more apparent in the Subjective than the objective health shock. Moreover, the more years of formal education significantly decreases the Subjective health shock.

Keywords

  • Education
  • Health Shock
  • Human capital
  • Chinese Health and Nutrition Survey
  • China

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The paper was financially supported by the National Social Science Fund of China “Research on the redistribution function of social security system: Research on the national social security fund’s intervention in pension insurance payment” (18BJY212) and “the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities” in UIBE (CXTD9-04).

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Khelfaoui, I., Xie, Y., Hafeez, M., Ahmed, D. (2020). Education Impact on Health Shocks: Evidence from C.H.N.S. Data. In: Xu, J., Duca, G., Ahmed, S., García Márquez, F., Hajiyev, A. (eds) Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management. ICMSEM 2020. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1190. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-49829-0_5

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