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Relative standards in ADHD diagnoses: The role of specialist behavior

Søren Dalsgaard, Maria Humlum, Helena Nielsen () and Marianne Simonsen ()

Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 117, issue 3, 663-665

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.08.008

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