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Bullied because younger than my mates? The effect of age rank on victimisation at school

Rosario Maria Ballatore, Marco Paccagnella and Marco Tonello ()

Labour Economics, 2020, vol. 62, issue C

Abstract: Using data on multiple cohorts of Italian students we investigate how the ordinal rank in the within-school-cohort age distribution affects the probability of being bullied (age rank effect). Identification is achieved exploiting variation in the age composition of different school cohorts, and through an IV strategy based on the discontinuity in the probability of enrolling in a given school year generated by an end-of-year cut-off rule. We find that a one-decile increase in the within-school-cohort age distribution decreases the probability of being victimized by about one percentage point. Age rank effects are stronger when calculated within groups defined by observable characteristics.

Keywords: Bullying; Ordinal rank; Relative age; School violence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 J24 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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