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Educational Degrees and Adult Mortality Risk in the United States

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Rogers, R.G., B.G. Everett, Anna Zajacova, and R.A. Hummer. 2010. "Educational Degrees and Adult Mortality Risk in the United States." Biodemography and Social Biology, 56(1): 80-99.

We present the first published estimates of U. S. adult mortality risk by detailed educational degree, including advanced postsecondary degrees. We use the 1997-2002 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) Linked Mortality Files and Cox proportional hazards models to reveal wide graded differences in mortality by educational degree. Compared to adults who have a professional degree, those with an MA are 5 percent, those with a BA are 26 percent, those with an AA are 44 percent, those with some college are 65 percent, high school graduates are 80 percent, and those with a GED or 12 or fewer years of schooling are at least 95 percent more likely to die during the follow-up period, net of sociodemographic controls. These differentials vary by gender and cohort. Advanced educational degrees are associated not only with increased work-force skill level but with a reduced risk of death.

DOI:10.1080/19485561003727372 (Full Text)

PMCID: PMC3184464. (Pub Med Central)

Country of focus: United States of America.

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