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Education and Health

  • By: Kushang V. Patel & Jack M. Guralnik
  • In: Encyclopedia of Health & Aging
  • Edited by: Kyriakos S. Markides
  • Subject:Health Care & Aging, Health Psychology

Education is one of the most commonly used measures of socioeconomic position in population-based studies of health. In a life course perspective, educational attainment indicates one's point of entry into the social stratification system when transitioning from adolescence to ...

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