Child Mental Health and Human Capital Accumulation: The Case of Adhd Revisited
30 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2007 Last revised: 10 Dec 2007
Date Written: October 2007
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.
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