The Maldistribution of Pediatric Providers as a Potential Driver of Reduced Educational Outcomes

Doctor and patientJuly 2021

Co-authored by Jessica Boyle (former EdRedesign staff member) and Benjamin Domingue, this preprint/working paper examines a new population-level dataset that links children's access to pediatric  providers to educational outcomes. Findings show that children with less access to healthcare providers also do less well in school. Based on this evidence, the authors suggest a need to reconsider how availability and access to pediatricians and family physicians is currently configured.