The social benefits of education: A review article

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The social benefits of a well-educated population are likely to be large. Increased education is positively and strongly correlated with measures of health, strong families, children's well-being, a clean environment and absence of violent crime. The chapters in this book discuss whether these correlations imply causation and, if so, whether government intervention in education is justified. [JEL I21, I10]

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-368
Number of pages6
JournalEconomics of Education Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Education

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