The Effects of Foreign-Born Peers in US High Schools and Middle Schools

  title={The Effects of Foreign-Born Peers in US High Schools and Middle Schools},
  author={Jason M. Fletcher and Jinho Kim and Jenna Nobles and Stephen Ross and Irina Shaorshadze},
  journal={Journal of Human Capital},
  pages={432 - 468}
This study examines the short-term and long-term impact of being educated with immigrant peers. We leverage a quasi-experimental design using across-grade, within-school variation in cohort/grade composition for students in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. We find positive effects for foreign-born students compared with native-born students from increasing exposure to other foreign-born students, including on risky health behaviors, social isolation, mental health, and… 

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