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Center for Economics and the Environment: Policy Series


This study investigates the relationship between education and several economic and social outcomes. On the economic side we consider the link between education and income. We also look at how education is related to health choices and social cohesion. Our basic question is: “What is the relationship between educational decisions made in the past and economic and social outcomes today?” Answers to this question reflect not only personal educational choices, but also shed light on the policy issue of why it is important to improve educational attainment.

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Gail Heyne Hafer is a Professor of Economics at St. Louis Community College–Meramec.

R.W. Hafer is Director, Center for Economics and the Environment, Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise, and Professor of Economics, Lindenwood University.

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