The impact of health and health behaviours on educational outcomes in high-income countries: a review of the evidence



By Marc Suhrcke and Carmen de Paz Nieves
2011, vi + 35 pages
ISBN 978 92 890 0220 2
This publication is only available online.

Education is known to have an effect on health. But to what extent do good health and healthy behaviours contribute to educational attainment? This publication reviews current knowledge, especially in high-income countries, and finds evidence of a causal link. While gaps in research remain, these results have policy implications for the ways child health in richer countries may be used to improve educational outcomes.

This publication will be of interest to academics, practitioners and policy-makers in the areas of both education and child health.