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Document Number: 10545

Does Schooling Improve Cognitive Functioning at Older Ages? - To study the relationship between education and cognitive functioning, the authors used data from six European countries which instituted school reform in the 1950s and 1960s as well as data from the Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe. They found a positive impact of schooling on memory - one year of education increased the delayed memory score by about 0.3, or 16% of the standard deviation. Further, for women, more education reduced the risk of dementia. (Nicole Schneeweis, Vegard Skirbekk, Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, November 2012)...

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