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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Monheit AC, Grafova IB
Education and family health care spending.
Using data from the 2004 to 2012 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), the investigators examined the association between parental education and family health care spending in single-mother and two-parent families. Controlling for family income and health insurance status, they found consistent evidence that parental education beyond 12 years of schooling was associated with increases in family health care spending and with reductions in the likelihood of adverse health conditions.
Citation: Monheit AC, Grafova IB . Education and family health care spending. Southern Economic Journal 2018 Jul;85(1):71-92. doi: doi:10.1002/soej.12300..
Keywords: Education, Healthcare Costs, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Kaplan RM, Fang Z, Kirby J
AHRQ Author: Kirby J
Educational attainment and health outcomes: data from the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey.
This study explored the extent to which health care utilization and health risk-taking can explain the education-health gradient above and beyond what can be explained by previously examined mediators such as age, race, and poverty status. It found systematic graded relationships between educational attainment and health including, SF-12 PCS scores, self-rated health, and activity limitations. Education was associated with more office visits and outpatient visits and less risk tolerance.
Citation: Kaplan RM, Fang Z, Kirby J . Educational attainment and health outcomes: data from the Medical Expenditures Panel Survey. Health Psychol 2017 Jun;36(6):598-608. doi: 10.1037/hea0000431.
Keywords: Education: Academic, Education, Health Status, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)