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Education and Health
This paper explores the relationship between education and health. The analysis is based on data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey - HSE for 2017. Data type - cross-section. Describing more specifically, the relationship between the degree of education and the state of health is studied (“Bad or very bad”, “Average is not good, but not bad”, “Good or very good”). The methodology is based on the development of the idea of the presence of "connecting elements" between education and health, which can be divided into 1) financial situation, 2) socio-psychological resources, 3) healthy lifestyle. The analysis was performed separately for men and women. It has been revealed that a man who has received a higher education has more chances to have better health than the man who has not completed secondary school. Revealed a significant positive impact of income, physical activity, feelings of personal control on health (with a correction to a number of categories in the interpretation). The results are robust with respect to the replacement of existing variables and the inclusion of alternative variables. At the same time, there is no statistical difference between getting of any level of education and health among women.