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The author, Professor of Public Health and Social Medicine at the University of Glasgow, in the course of another study (The Young Wage-Earner, 1951) of the work adjustment of boys who left school early, found that juvenile delinquency, judged by the court conviction rate, was a useful yardstick to measure adjustment.
The present study, growing out of the earlier one, attempts to discover what factors correlate most closely with delinquency. Three groups of boys were studied. The largest group consisted of 1,349 "ordinary" boys who left school at 14 years of age, the earliest permitted by law. The second group
The Young Delinquent in His Social Setting: A Glasgow Study.. Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:1056–1057. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-5-1056_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(5):1056-1057.
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