Social Science & Medicine

From unequal injuries to unequal learning? Socioeconomic gradients in childhood concussions and the impact on children’s academic performance

scientific article

30. December 2023


• Child concussion rates are higher among families with lower earnings and education.

• Concussion incidence and reading test scores are negatively correlated.

• Difference-in-differences model controls for selection and identifies a causal effect.

• The negative correlation is driven by selection and does not reflect a causal effect.

• Social gradients in concussions do not lead to inequality in academic performance.

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