Publication
Title
The effect of childhood conduct disorder on human capital
Author
Abstract
This paper estimates the longer-term effects of childhood conduct disorder on human capital accumulation and violent and criminal behavior later in life using data of Australian twins. We measure conduct disorder with a rich set of indicators based on diagnostic criteria from psychiatry. Using ordinary least squares and twin fixed effects estimation approaches, we find that early-age (pre-18) conduct disorder problems significantly affect both human capital accumulation and violent and criminal behavior over the life course. In addition, we find that conduct disorder is more deleterious if these behaviors occur earlier in life.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Health economics. - Chichester
Health economics. - Chichester
Publication
Chichester : 2012
ISSN
1057-9230
Volume/pages
21:8(2012), p. 928-945
ISI
000305907400004
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Creation 05.11.2014
Last edited 22.11.2017