The Mid-Life Health Consequences of Delinquent and Antisocial Behavior

Michael Massoglia, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Understanding the later life consequences of early delinquent involvement is a focus of life-course criminology. Prior research has examined linkages between delinquency and later adult occupational and educational attainment. To date however, few studies have examined the later life health outcomes of early delinquent involvement. Using longitudinal data and focusing on health related outcoems, this paper adds to the body of research on life course outcoems of early delinquency. More specifically, I explore (1) the association between various types of youth crime and later mental and physical health outcomes and (2) factors such as employment or marital status that may influence the relationship between crime and health.

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