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Being bullied at school as a child, worse health as an adult? Evidence from China

Yanrong Liu and Feng Hu

International Journal of Educational Development, 2021, vol. 82, issue C

Abstract: This paper examines the long-run relationship between school bullying exposure and later adult health using a nationally representative household survey data from China. Our results show that victims are more likely to have low self-reported health, chronic diseases, physical functional limitations, and mental health problems even after several decades. The negative health consequences are more concentrated on the disadvantaged who come from low-income households or lack family support. The main findings are also consistent with qualitative evidence of our online survey.

Keywords: Bullying; Health; Childhood environment; China (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 I21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2021.102374

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