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2022-06-13 14:06:24

Is it true that people live longer with higher education?

Is it true that people live longer with higher education?

It turns out that a person with a higher education lives a little longer than someone who has not acquired a diploma. According to statistics, the number of deaths per 1,000 people annually among the former is more than two times less than for the latter. People with a higher level of education have less anxiety and the number of depressive states, less often suffer from diabetes, heart and vascular diseases, as well as lungs.

However, if we are talking about the reasons why health in one way or another can be associated with a diploma, a gray zone begins, which journalists of the research department of the powerful The New York Times tried to understand.

Without risking to translate the article as a whole, we note some important points.

For example, in 2018, scientific researchers learned that the life expectancy of a white American woman without a diploma will be 74 years, and her colleague equipped with higher education will be 84.5 years. Similar indicators for men are even more interesting: 68 and 81 years, respectively.

An equally significant influence on the extent of a person's earthly existence is exerted by complete secondary education. Adriana Llairas-Mooney, an economist from the United States , is engaged in research in the field of education and public hygiene. She conducted a number of studies on how the introduction of compulsory high school laws in various states between 1915 and 1939 had an impact on the well-being and well-being of students.So, in her opinion, each additional year of education made life after reaching the age of thirty-five longer – on average, by 2 years and 4 months.

Paradoxical, but true! Even those who acquired cherished crusts not because they were so drawn to scientific knowledge, but only because the situation on the labor market was not easy, as a result, retained the strength of health, were less prone to bad habits such as smoking or drinking alcohol, and in general behaved more calmly and consistently. In addition, higher education contributes to the development of skills in the analysis and work with information, the integrated solution of problems necessary for orientation in modern medical systems in particular and knowledge in general, helps to control and prevent the development of chronic diseases.

Finally, the main argument: people with higher education simply earn more. Consequently, more qualified and high-quality medical care is available to them. Similarly, with their children, who, taking into account the availability of qualified medical care, will become healthier – and will also acquire a diploma.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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