School Starting Age and the Crime�?Age Profile

  title={School Starting Age and the Crime�?Age Profile},
  author={Helena Skyt Nielsen and Marianne Simonsen and Rasmus Landers{\o}},
  journal={Labor: Human Capital eJournal},
This paper uses register-based data to investigate the effects of school starting age on crime. Through this, we provide insights into the determinants of crime-age profiles. We exploit that Danish children typically start first grade in the calendar year they turn seven, which gives rise to a discontinuity in school starting age for children born around New Year. Our analysis speaks against a simple invariant crime-age profile as is popular in criminology: we find that higher school starting… 

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