The Impact of Public Education on Healthcare Spending

It is well recognized, and much research has shown, that better educated people have better health outcomes. The “how” part of the relationship between education and health is also becoming better understood in the literature. The consensus appears to be that a substantial part of the relationship can be explained through the economic resources that education provides, such as higher earnings, stable and safer work conditions, and private health insurance. Although, other research suggests that cognitive abilities also explains a large proportion of education’s impact on health.

Cumulative Savings to Public Healthcare Expenditures in Ontario, 2019-40