Estimating peer effects in sexual behavior among adolescents.

@article{Ali2011EstimatingPE,
  title={Estimating peer effects in sexual behavior among adolescents.},
  author={Mir M. Ali and Debra Sabatini Dwyer},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 1},
  pages={
          183-90
        }
}
In this paper we seek to empirically quantify the role of peer social networks in influencing sexual behavior among adolescents. Using data of a nationally representative sample of adolescents we utilize a multivariate structural model with school-level fixed effects to account for the problems of contextual effects, correlated effects and peer selections to purge the potential biases from the estimates of peer influence. Our peer group measures are drawn not only from the nomination of close… CONTINUE READING

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