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Long-lasting effects of relative age at school

Lionel Page (), Dipanwita Sarkar and Juliana Silva-Goncalves

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2019, vol. 168, issue C, 166-195

Abstract: We investigate the long-lasting effects on behaviour of relative age at school. We conduct an online incentivised survey with a sample of 1007 adults, who were born at most two months before or after the school entry cut-off date in four Australian states. We find those who were among the oldest in the classroom throughout their school years display higher self-confidence, are more willing to enter in some form of competition and declare taking more risk in a range of domains in their life, compared to those who were among the youngest.

Keywords: Relative age; Education; Behavioural traits (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D91 H75 I24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2019.10.005

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