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It's not exactly shocking that those with higher educations generally earn more money. But a paper published through the National Bureau of Economic Research also finds that those with a higher education are generally healthier as well.
Researchers from ASU, the University of Chicago, and the University of Maryland measured levels of education against factors including pay, daily smoking, self-esteem, and physical health. They found that as education increased, so did people's pay, health, and self-esteem, while smoking rates fell. Gregory Veramendi, one of the researchers on the study, attributes the correlation in part to a greater information access.