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Relative standards in ADHD diagnoses: The role of specialist behavior

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  • Dalsgaard, Søren
  • Humlum, Maria Knoth
  • Nielsen, Helena Skyt
  • Simonsen, Marianne

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Recent papers indicate that children who are relatively old-for-grade have a significantly lower incidence of ADHD diagnosis. We find that this is not the case in Denmark, suggesting that diagnoses are less subjective in a regime where only specialists diagnose.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 117 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 663-665

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:3:p:663-665

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Keywords: School starting age; Young-for-grade; ADHD diagnosis; Relative standards;

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  1. Kvist, Anette Primdal & Nielsen, Helena Skyt & Simonsen, Marianne, 2013. "The importance of children's ADHD for parents' relationship stability and labor supply," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 88(C), pages 30-38.

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