Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Partha Deb

Second Advisor

Gregory Colman

Academic Program Adviser

Randall Filer


Using data from National Survey of Children’s Health, this paper studies the causal effect of state anti-bullying laws (ABLs) in reducing the prevalence of bullying. The nonlinear difference-in-differences (DD) estimates suggest that the state ABLs decrease the likelihood of students’ having higher levels of bullying perpetration with a statistical significance.

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Economics Commons



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