Searching for peer group effects

A test of the contagion hypothesis

Using information on birth and kindergarten start dates to generate an exogenous measure of the relative age of a student's peer group, we find that, controlling for age, females with older peers are more likely to use substances than females with younger peers. Because there is no reason to su...

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Volume: 90
Main Author: Argys, Laura M
Rees, Daniel I
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: CAMBRIDGE MIT Press 2008
The MIT Press
M I T PRESS
MIT Press Journals
published in: The review of economics and statistics Vol. 90; no. 3; pp. 442 - 458
Data of publication: 2008
ISSN: 0034-6535
1530-9142
1530-9142
EISSN: 1530-9142
Discipline: Economics
Statistics
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