Title
The effect of childhood conduct disorder on human capitalThe effect of childhood conduct disorder on human capital
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Applied Economics
Research group
Economics
Publication type
article
Publication
Chichester,
Subject
Economics
Educational sciences
Source (journal)
Health economics. - Chichester
Health economics. - Chichester
Volume/pages
21(2012):8, p. 928-945
ISSN
1057-9230
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/c53a61/a0362392a4f.pdf