Relative standards in ADHD diagnoses: The role of specialist behavior
Helena Nielsen () and
Marianne Simonsen ()
Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 117, issue 3, 663-665
Recent papers indicate that children who are relatively old-for-grade have a significantly lower incidence of ADHD diagnosis. We find that this is not the case in Denmark, suggesting that diagnoses are less subjective in a regime where only specialists diagnose.
Keywords: School starting age; Young-for-grade; ADHD diagnosis; Relative standards (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 I20 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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