School Starting Age and the Crime-Age Profile

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Landersø, Rasmus ; Nielsen, Helena Skyt ; Simonsen, Marianne (2017)
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Journal: volume 127, pages 1,096-1,118 (issn: 0013-0133)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1111/ecoj.12325
  • Subject: 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
      ddc: ddc:330
    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... View more
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