Date Thesis Awarded

5-2019

Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Open Access

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Economics

Advisor

Peter Savelyev

Committee Members

Peter McHenry

Elyas Bakhtiari

Abstract

I find that an education polygenic score (PGS) and socioeconomic status (SES) are positively associated with health in young adulthood. I also explore the moderating role of SES and contribute to the discussion on the casual status of education as a determinant of health.

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