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Schooling and non-market outcomes in Mongolia

Authors: Otgontugs Banzragch

Source: Economic research institute

Keywords: schooling, health outcome, non-market outcome of schooling, Mongolia

Date: 2013-07-05

In this paper, using data from the House hold Socio-Economic Survey of Mongolia of 2007- 2008 and employing probit and IV-pr obit regressions, we have inve stigated the som e impacts of schooling on health outcom es in Mongolia. We found that for all adults 18-60 years old, an additional year increase in schooling increases the predicted probability of not having chronic illness by 0. 107 points and the coefficien t is s tatistically significant. For m ales, an addition al year of schooling increases the predicted probability of not having chronic illness by 0.114, for females by 0.100. Although it is statis tically insignificant, the IV probit estim ate that used the openings of non-selective private colleges in M ongolia as instrum ent for years of schooling generates ne gative ef fects of schooling on the probability of not having chronic illn ess. For children 0-17 years old, an additi onal year increase in m others’ schooling raises the predicted probability of not having health com plaints fo r her child by 0.031 and it is statistically significant at 5 percent level. In contrast, fathers’ schooling ha s no impact. Overall, we found little evidence of parent al education impact on their children’s health in Mongolia. Our results add to the literature on non-market outcomes of education.

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