Use Wagstaff’s (1986) * four-quadrant model to e xplain why well-educated people tend to have better

Use Wagstaff’s (1986)* four-quadrant model to explain why well-educated people tend to have better health than less well-educated people (all else being equal), even though well-educated people may consume less health care.

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(b) Suggest an alternative theoretical explanation (i.e. unrelated to Wagstaff’s model) for this positive correlation between education and health.

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*A. Wagstaff (1986), “The demand for health: theory and applications”, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 40, 1-11.