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The Gift of Time? School Starting Age and Mental Health

Thomas S. Dee, Hans Henrik Sievertsen

NBER Working Paper No. 21610
Issued in October 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Paul Bingley, Björn Öckert, Kjell Salvanes, and seminar participants at SFI, Stanford University, the fourth SOLE/EALE World Conference, the Copenhagen Education Network, and the CESifo Economics of Education Conference for helpful comments and suggestions. This paper uses data from the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC). The Danish National Research Foundation has established the Danish Epidemiology Science Centre that initiated and created the DNBC. The DNBC is a result of a major grant from this Foundation, as well as grants from the Pharmacy Foundation, the Egmont Foundation, the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, the Augustinus Foundation, and the Health Foundation. Sievertsen acknowledges support from The Danish Council for Strategic Research, Grant DSF-09-070295. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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