Long-lasting effects of relative age at school
Lionel Page (),
Dipanwita Sarkar () and
No 56, QuBE Working Papers from QUT Business School
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-con fidence, are more willing to enter in some form of competition, declare taking more risk in a range of domains in their life and are more trusting of other people, compared to those who were among the youngest.
Keywords: Relative age; education; behavioural traits; online experiment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D91 H75 I24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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