Drawing it together: Understanding the interaction of health and education in the development trajectory

Brendon Hyndman, Richard Midford, Georgie Nutton, Sven Silburn

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Abstract

From the preceding series of chapters, it is evident that a child’s ability tobenefit from educational endeavours is majorly influenced by their health status and this relationship is reciprocal. This chapter provides an overview that draws together the findings presented in the previous chapters as to the benefits over the life course of the reflexive, positive associations between good health and educational attainment. The chapter concludes with the moral justification for synergistic investment in the health and education of children to maximise potential for productive and meaningful lives. This chapter provides insight into the health enhancing measures that can be applied inearly childhood and during schooling which are likely to improve educational outcomes, and positively impact into adulthood and across the lifespan onhealth behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth and education interdependence
Subtitle of host publicationThriving from birth to adulthood
EditorsRichard Midford, Georgie Nutton, Brendon Hyndman, Sven Silburn
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Chapter17
Pages331-337
Number of pages7
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9789811539596
ISBN (Print)9789811539589
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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