It’s a serious problem…

This week, a paper from outside of my field caught my attention. Miguel Sarzosa and Sergio Urzúa study the effect of bullying among teenagers in Korea and find a substantially negative impact on wealth, educational outcomes and life satisfaction. Teenagers that report to have been “severely teased or bantered, threatened, collectively harassed, severely beaten, or robbed” at the age of 15, are 75% more likely to be sick, have a 50% higher chance to suffer from mental health issues and experience 20% higher stress levels in their relationships with friends and parents at the age of 18. Continue reading It’s a serious problem…

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