The Effect of Classmate Characteristics on Individual Outcomes: Evidence from the Add Health

@inproceedings{Bifulco2008TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Classmate Characteristics on Individual Outcomes: Evidence from the Add Health},
  author={Robert Bifulco and Jason M Fletcher and Stephen L. Ross},
  year={2008}
}
We use data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) to examine the effects of classmate characteristics on economic and social outcomes of students. The unique structure of the Add Health allows us to estimate these effects using comparisons across cohorts within schools, and to examine a wider range of outcomes than other studies that have used this identification strategy. This strategy yields variation in cohort composition that is uncorrelated with student… CONTINUE READING

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