Bullying, Education and Labour Market Outcomes: Evidence from the National Child Development Study
AbstractWe explore the effect of bullying at school on the educational attainment of a sample of individuals drawn from the British National Child Development Study (NCDS). Our empirical findings suggest that school bullying has an adverse effect on human capital accumulation both at and beyond school. Moreover, the impact of bullying on educational attainment at age sixteen is found to be similar in magnitude to class size effects, which have attracted recent attention in the economics literature. Furthermore, in contrast to class size effects, the adverse influence of bullying on human capital attainment remains during adulthood. In addition, being bullied at school directly influences wages received during adulthood as well as indirectly influencing wages via educational attainment.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by The University of Sheffield, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2005015.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2005
Date of revision: Aug 2005
Bullying; Education; Harassment; Human Capital.;
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- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2007-03-24 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2007-03-24 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2007-03-24 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2007-03-24 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-URE-2007-03-24 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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