The Gift of Time? School Starting Age and Mental Health

"In many developed countries, children now begin their formal schooling at an older age. However, a growing body of empirical studies provides little evidence that such schooling delays improve educational and economic outcomes. This study presents new evidence on whether school starting age influences student outcomes."
Thomas S. Dee, Hans Henrik Sievertsen

National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 21610
Issued in October 2015