Economic strains at birth may raise teenage delinquent behavior risk

01/1/2013 | Reuters

Teens born in areas experiencing high unemployment rates at the time of the recessions of 1980-1981 and 1982 were more likely to display certain delinquent behaviors such as smoking, drinking, marijuana use, arrests and thefts, according to a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry. However, researchers said that employment rates were not linked to use of guns or hard drugs.

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