The Effects of Bullying in Elementary School

47 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2012

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Tine Louise Eriksen

Aarhus University, Department of Economics and Business

Helena Skyt Nielsen

Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Marianne Simonsen

Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business

Abstract

Bullying is a widespread social phenomenon. We show that both children who are being bullied and children who bully suffer in terms of long-term outcomes. We rely on rich survey and register-based data for children born in a region of Denmark during 1990-1992, which allows us to carefully consider possible confounders. Evidence from a number of identification strategies suggests that the relationship is causal. Besides the direct effect bullying may have on the child in the longer run, we show that an additional mechanism can arise through teacher perceptions of short-run abilities and behavior.

Keywords: victimization, perpetrator, crime, education, health, mental health

JEL Classification: L14, I21

Suggested Citation

Eriksen, Tine Louise and Nielsen, Helena Skyt and Simonsen, Marianne, The Effects of Bullying in Elementary School. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6718, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2114898

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Helena Skyt Nielsen

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