Title: Education and processing of information


Project Description

Higher educated individuals are less likely to smoke and drink heavily. Some people argue that differences in these health behaviours across education groups are only due to differences in information and health knowledge. However, in the case of smoking this cannot be the only explanation since the package explicitly says that “smoking kills”. In this project you will investigate the hypothesis that it is not the information itself that is lacking, but the processing of information. For example, higher educated individuals may understand the message better and trust the information, while lower educated individuals misunderstand the probabilities and tend to think of one counterexample where a relative became 90 years old despite having smoked all of his/her life.


Most likely own collection of data is required

Skills required

Acquaintance with Stata or other statistical software