Effect of Type 1 Diabetes on School Performance in a Dynamic World: New Analysis Exploring Swedish Register Data
Research output: Working paper
This paper investigates if the effect of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) on school performance has changed over time using national Swedish population register data. The issue is of interest because management and treatment of the disease have improved over the last decades and, furthermore, because of changes in the educational grading system. Despite these changes, data indicate a persistent negative effect of T1DM on compulsory and upper secondary school grades and the results appears similar to earlier findings on cohorts completing school under the previous grading system. Moreover, the results are robust to alternative model specifications and econometric estimation strategies. Whereas access to new treatment technologies and improved diabetes management strategies has reduced the burden of diabetes in daily life, the results from this study indicate that other trends have not implied a reduction, over time, in the impact of T1DM on school performance. This finding indicates that continued efforts are needed to improve the situation in school for children with T1DM to prevent potential long-term socioeconomic consequences.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Place of Publication||Lund|
|Publisher||Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy|
|Number of pages||34|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Oct 24|
|Publisher||Department of Economics, Lund University|
Related research output
Effect of type 1 diabetes on school performance in a dynamic world: new analysis exploring Swedish register dataSwedish Childhood Diabetes Study Group & Persson, E., 2018 Dec 23, In : Applied Economics.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Socioeconomic Consequences of Childhood Onset Type 1 Diabetes – a case study of the impact of an early life health shockSofie Persson, 2017, Lund: Lund University, Faculty of Medicine. 76 p.
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis (compilation)