School Starting Age and the Crime-Age Profile
Research, Article, Preprint
Nielsen, Helena Skyt
- Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
Property crime | Criminal charges | K42 | I21 | criminal charges, school start, old-for-grade, violence, property crime | Old-for-grade | School start | Violence
jel: jel:I21 | jel:K42
mesheuropmc: human activities | population characteristics | mental disorders | social sciences | health care economics and organizations
This paper uses register-based data to investigate the effects of school starting age on crime. Through this, we provide insights into the determinants of crime-age profiles. We exploit that Danish children typically start first grade in the calendar year they turn seve...