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School pressures are driving stimulant use among middle class children.

King, Marissa (2015) School pressures are driving stimulant use among middle class children. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Jan 2015). Website.

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Abstract

More six percent of U.S. children regularly take stimulant medication, often in order to help them manage in school. But what factors shape stimulant use amongst adolescents at school? In new research which analyses prescriptions for stimulants in the U.S., Marissa King finds that economically advantaged children are more likely to use stimulants in response to academic pressures, and that states with stricter school accountability policies for pupil performance see greater stimulant use amongst children. Making schools more academic, she writes, appears to encourage school-based stimulant use.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 15:56
Last Modified: 22 May 2020 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60899

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