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Education Improves Some Aspects Of Health But May Worsen Others

We study how secondary education affects different dimensions of health in middle age. A policy change in England, Wales, and Scotland that increased the minimum school-leaving age from 15 to 16 years old improved health by reducing body fat and lung conditions, but it also increased blood pressure. (more…)

What Explains Socio-Economic Inequality in Health?

Money only explains part of the inequity.  This post explains a number of additional assumptions and new findings.

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Schaeffer Center Experts Quoted in Multiple New York Times Articles this Week

Research conducted by the Schaeffer Center has salience in the media (more…)

For Vulnerable Populations, the Medicare Part D Doughnut Hole Disrupts Medication Adherence

During the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period, senior citizens (more…)

Four Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Medicare

Medicare has undoubtedly helped millions of seniors and disabled adults receive health coverage since being signed into law in 1965.¬† Today, Medicare covers 55 million beneficiaries across the US. In the coming decades though, Medicare (more…)

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