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The Effect of Childhood Conduct Disorder on Human Capital


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Webbink, D., Vujić, S., Koning, P. and Martin, N. G., 2010. The Effect of Childhood Conduct Disorder on Human Capital. Discussion Paper. Bonn: The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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Abstract

This paper estimates the longer-term effects of childhood conduct disorder on human capital accumulation and violent and criminal behaviour 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 (OLS) and twin fixed effects (FE) estimation approaches, we find that early (pre-18) conduct disorder problems significantly affect both human capital accumulation and violent and criminal behaviour over the life course. In addition, we find that conduct disorder is more deleterious if these behaviours occur earlier in life.

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Item Type Reports/Papers (Discussion Paper)
CreatorsWebbink, D., Vujić, S., Koning, P. and Martin, N. G.
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DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Economics
StatusPublished
ID Code26009
Additional InformationID number: IZA DP No. 4940

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