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Bullying in Elementary School

Bullying in Elementary School Tine Louise Mundbjerg Eriksen Helena Skyt Nielsen Marianne Simonsen Eriksen, Nielsen, and Simonsen abstract Bullying is a widespread social phenomenon that is thought to have detrimental effects on life outcomes. This paper investigates the link between bullying and later school performance. We rely on rich survey and registerbased data for children born in a region of Denmark during 1990­92, which allows us to carefully consider possible confounders including psychological factors. We implement an IV strategy inspired by Carrell and Hoekstra (2010) where we instrument victim status with the proportion of peers from troubled homes in one's classroom. We show that bullied children suffer in terms of GPA and effects tend to increase with severity. "If there's one goal of this conference, it's to dispel the myth that bullying is just a harmless rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up. It's not. Bullying can have destructive consequences for our young people. And it's not something we have to accept." President Barack Obama at the Anti-Bullying Conference in the White House, March 10, 2011. Tine Louise Mundbjerg Eriksen is a PhD student in economics at Aarhus University. Helena Skyt Nielsen is a professor of economics at Aarhus http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Resources University of Wisconsin Press

Bullying in Elementary School

Journal of Human Resources , Volume 49 (4) – Nov 5, 2014

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Tine Louise Mundbjerg Eriksen Helena Skyt Nielsen Marianne Simonsen Eriksen, Nielsen, and Simonsen abstract Bullying is a widespread social phenomenon that is thought to have detrimental effects on life outcomes. This paper investigates the link between bullying and later school performance. We rely on rich survey and registerbased data for children born in a region of Denmark during 1990­92, which allows us to carefully consider possible confounders including psychological factors. We implement an IV strategy inspired by Carrell and Hoekstra (2010) where we instrument victim status with the proportion of peers from troubled homes in one's classroom. We show that bullied children suffer in terms of GPA and effects tend to increase with severity. "If there's one goal of this conference, it's to dispel the myth that bullying is just a harmless rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up. It's not. Bullying can have destructive consequences for our young people. And it's not something we have to accept." President Barack Obama at the Anti-Bullying Conference in the White House, March 10, 2011. Tine Louise Mundbjerg Eriksen is a PhD student in economics at Aarhus University. Helena Skyt Nielsen is a professor of economics at Aarhus

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Journal of Human ResourcesUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Nov 5, 2014

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