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Child mental health and human capital accumulation: The case of ADHD revisited

  • Fletcher, Jason
  • Wolfe, Barbara

In volume 25, issue 6 of this journal, Janet Currie and Mark Stabile (JCMS,) made a significant contribution to our understanding of the influence of ADHD symptoms on a variety of school outcomes including participation in special education, grade repetition and test scores. Their contributions include using a broad sample of children and estimating sibling fixed effects models to control for unobserved family effects. In this comment we look at a sample of older children and confirm and extend many of the JCMS findings in terms of a broader set of measures of human capital and additional specifications.

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Volume (Year): 27 (2008)
Issue (Month): 3 (May)
Pages: 794-800

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jhecon:v:27:y:2008:i:3:p:794-800
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  1. Janet Currie & Mark Stabile, 2004. "Child Mental Health and Human Capital Accumulation: The Case of ADHD," NBER Working Papers 10435, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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