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Replication data for: Birthdays, Schooling, and Crime: Regression-Discontinuity Analysis of School Performance, Delinquency, Dropout, and Crime Initiation

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Cook, Philip J.
  • Kang, Songman
Publication Date
2016-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Dropouts have high crime rates, but is there a direct causal link? This study, utilizing administrative data for six cohorts of public school children in North Carolina, demonstrates that those born just after the cut date for enrolling in public kindergarten are more likely to drop out of high school before graduation and to commit a felony offense by age 19. We present suggestive evidence that dropout mediates criminal involvement. Paradoxically, these late-entry students outperform their grade peers academically while still in school, which helps account for the fact that they are less likely to become juvenile delinquents. (JEL H75, I21, J13, J24, K42)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20140323 (Text)
Publications
  • Cook, Philip J., and Songman Kang. “Birthdays, Schooling, and Crime: Regression-Discontinuity Analysis of School Performance, Delinquency, Dropout, and Crime Initiation.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 8, no. 1 (January 2016): 33–57. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20140323.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20140323 (DOI)

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Cook, Philip J.; Kang, Songman (2016): Replication data for: Birthdays, Schooling, and Crime: Regression-Discontinuity Analysis of School Performance, Delinquency, Dropout, and Crime Initiation. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113615