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Dropout and Enrollment Trends in the Postwar Period: What Went Wrong in the 1970s?

David Card and Thomas Lemieux

in Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310138
eISBN:
9780226309972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309972.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Using a variety of data sources, this chapter documents trends in school enrollment and completed schooling attainment. It assesses the role of various demand-side factors affecting the decision of ... More


The Determinants of Juvenile Crime

Steven D. Levitt and Lance Lochner

in Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310138
eISBN:
9780226309972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309972.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the issue of juvenile crime in the United States. After laying out the basic facts and trends relevant to youth crime over the last three decades, it considers both the social ... More


Environment and Persistence in Youthful Drinking Patterns

Philip J. Cook and Michael J. Moore

in Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310138
eISBN:
9780226309972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309972.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

Excess drinking is associated with lost productivity, traumatic injury, early death, crime and violence, and neglect of family responsibilities. These and related concerns have long engendered public ... More


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