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Birth Order and Delinquency: Evidence from Denmark and Florida

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Birth Order and Delinquency : Evidence from Denmark and Florida. / Breining, Sanni Nørgaard; Doyle, Joseph; Figlio, David N.; Karbownik, Krzysztof ; Roth, Jeffrey .

In: Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 38, No. 1, 01.2020, p. 95-142.

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Harvard

Breining, SN, Doyle, J, Figlio, DN, Karbownik, K & Roth, J 2020, 'Birth Order and Delinquency: Evidence from Denmark and Florida', Journal of Labor Economics, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 95-142. https://doi.org/10.1086/704497

APA

Breining, S. N., Doyle, J., Figlio, D. N., Karbownik, K., & Roth, J. (2020). Birth Order and Delinquency: Evidence from Denmark and Florida. Journal of Labor Economics, 38(1), 95-142. https://doi.org/10.1086/704497

CBE

Breining SN, Doyle J, Figlio DN, Karbownik K, Roth J. 2020. Birth Order and Delinquency: Evidence from Denmark and Florida. Journal of Labor Economics. 38(1):95-142. https://doi.org/10.1086/704497

MLA

Breining, Sanni Nørgaard et al. "Birth Order and Delinquency: Evidence from Denmark and Florida". Journal of Labor Economics. 2020, 38(1). 95-142. https://doi.org/10.1086/704497

Vancouver

Breining SN, Doyle J, Figlio DN, Karbownik K, Roth J. Birth Order and Delinquency: Evidence from Denmark and Florida. Journal of Labor Economics. 2020 Jan;38(1):95-142. https://doi.org/10.1086/704497

Author

Breining, Sanni Nørgaard ; Doyle, Joseph ; Figlio, David N. ; Karbownik, Krzysztof ; Roth, Jeffrey . / Birth Order and Delinquency : Evidence from Denmark and Florida. In: Journal of Labor Economics. 2020 ; Vol. 38, No. 1. pp. 95-142.

Bibtex

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abstract = "Little is known about the role birth order plays in delinquency and adult crime outcomes that carry significant externalities. We use rich data sets from Denmark and Florida to examine these outcomes and explore potential mechanisms. Despite large environmental differences between the areas, we find remarkably consistent results: in families with two or more children, secondborn boys are 20%–40% more likely to be disciplined in school and enter the criminal justice system than are their firstborn male siblings. We rule out health at birth and school quality as mechanisms but find evidence for the role of parental time investment.",
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