ERIC Number: ED502007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
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Child Mental Health and Human Capital Accumulation: The Case of ADHD Revisited. NBER Working Paper No. 13474
Fletcher, Jason; Wolfe, Barbara L.
National Bureau of Economic Research
Recently, Currie and Stabile (2006) made a significant contribution to our understanding of the influence of ADHD symptoms on a variety of school outcomes including participation in special education, grade repetition and test scores. Their contributions include using a broad sample of children and estimating sibling fixed effects models to control for unobserved family effects. In this paper we look at a sample of older children and confirm and extend many of the JCMS findings in terms of a broader set of measures of human capital and additional specifications.
Descriptors: Human Capital, Grade Repetition, Mental Health, Child Health, Special Education, Scores, Educational Testing, Siblings, Models, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA.