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What girls study at school affects how healthy their babies will be later in life

Cuevas Ruiz, Pilar, Borra, Cristina and Sevilla, Almudena (2023) What girls study at school affects how healthy their babies will be later in life. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (21 Jun 2023). Blog Entry.

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Education plays a crucial role in shaping the future of individuals and societies. Pilar Cuevas-Ruiz, Cristina Borra and Almudena Sevilla present findings from research on the long-term health effects of a comprehensive educational reform in Spain that integrated a more general curriculum into the high school system. They find girls who followed a broader educational curriculum until the age of 16 were more likely to have healthier children later in life than those who were divided into vocational or academic tracks at the age of 14.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2023 14:12
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:50

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