Education and Midlife Cognitive Functioning: Evidence from the High School and Beyond Cohort

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Educational gradients in midlife cognitive functioning are widely recognized. This research seeks to answer the specifics: what is it about education that contributes to cognitive inequalities? The attributes of adolescents’ schools shape their cognitive functioning at midlife‒mainly because they shape students’ test scores, grades, and degree attainments. The latter all independently predict midlife cognitive functioning.

Chandra Muller, University of Texas; John Robert Warren, University of Minnesota; Eric Grodsky, University of Wisconsin; Adam Brickman, Columbia University; Jennifer Manly, Columbia University; Koit Hung, University of Texas; Michael Culbertson, University of Wisconsin

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Austin, Texas, USA