We investigate whether school peer effects on educational achievement and labor market outcomes vary with family characteristics, including the gender composition of siblings and parental background. Using Danish register data, we find that the benefits from interacting with „privileged“ students accrue only to „disadvantaged“ males. We also find that boys with sisters suffer from exposure to a higher share of girls at school in terms of employment at age 31 to 40. Overall, the size of  the estimated effects is small.


Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Cappellari

Università Cattolica Milan



21.11.2017 | 13:15

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Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbH (ZEW)

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