Timing is everything. A study by David Cutler confirms that graduates who enter the labor market during bad economic times experience lower income, lower life satisfaction, greater obesity, more smoking and drinking later in life. The study also noted that education plays a protective role for these outcomes, as educated individuals, even when entering the market at times of high unemployment, have a much lower incidence of these outcomes than their uneducated counterparts. The study was published in Social Science and Medicine.
Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member David Cutler spoke about his book The Quality Cure: How Focusing on Health Care Quality Can Save Your Life and Lower Spending Too on healthinsurance.org’s Curbside Consult.
In a bit of good news, David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, and Pop Ctr faculty member, finds that Americans are living longer healthier lives. http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/09/the-good-life-longer/
Data from the past two decades confirms that more people are getting healthier as they age, finds David Cutler, Pop Center faculty member. Read more …