Estimating the economic benefits of healthy eating

Practice area: Economics of Education | Education and Labour Markets
Client: N/A
Published: June, 2009
Keywords: modelling quantitative analysis

The School Food Trust commissioned London Economics to undertake an econometric analysis of the lifetime earnings associated with different levels and types of qualification attainment in the United Kingdom. This study made use of the National Pupil Database as well as the Labour Force Survey to assess the impact of healthy eating in schools at any point in the education system on earnings and employment outcomes across their entire working life. This was the first time that the analysis of educational transmissions and labour market outcomes has been undertaken in the United Kingdom