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Author: Weinberg, Charlie
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1. Robst, John Michael
Weinberg, Charlie
Childhood Behavioral Problems and Dropping Out of School
Eastern Economic Journal 36,4 (Fall 2010): 523-538.
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Journals
Keyword(s): Adolescent Behavior; Alcohol Use; Behavior Problems Index (BPI); Children, Behavioral Development; Delinquency/Gang Activity; Drug Use; Educational Attainment; Gender Differences; High School Dropouts; Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Math); Peabody Individual Achievement Test (PIAT- Reading); Self-Esteem; Substance Use

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This paper examines the relationship between early childhood behaviors and dropping out of high school. The results indicate that boys exhibiting externalizing behaviors are more likely to drop out of school. No relationship between externalizing behaviors and high school graduation is found for girls. In addition, we examine the relationship between externalizing behavior and adolescent behaviors and outcomes often associated with an increased risk of dropping out. A relationship exists for boys between externalizing behaviors and outcomes such as alcohol and drug use, but the association is weaker for girls.
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Robst, John Michael and Charlie Weinberg. "Childhood Behavioral Problems and Dropping Out of School." Eastern Economic Journal 36,4 (Fall 2010): 523-538.