The effects of education extend well beyond the economic and labor market benefits, the traditional focus of such research. Education also has powerful effects on both the health levels of a society and its democratic life. This book examines the ways in which education impacts health and civic engagement. Understanding the Social Outcomes of Learning provides evidence from 13 OECD countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom (England and Scotland), and the United States. The study will be of particular value to those engaged in education and training policy development and implementation.