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Why are some more peer than others? Evidence from a longitudinal study of social networks and individual academic performance

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Studies of peer effects in educational settings confront two main problems. The first is the presence of endogenous sorting which confounds the effects of social influence and social selection on individual attainment. The second is how to account for the local network dependencies through which peer effects influence individual behavior. We empirically address these problems using longitudinal data on academic performance, friendship, and advice seeking relations among students in a full-tim...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Statistics
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Author
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SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH More from this journal
Volume:
40
Issue:
6
Pages:
1506-1520
Publication date:
2011-11-01
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ISSN:
0049-089X
Language:
English
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pubs:186398
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uuid:c9b258a6-1c0a-405c-b3f4-46886d68ff68
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pubs:186398
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186398
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2012-12-19

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