Title: More than just friends?
Subtitle: School peers and adult interracial relationships
Authors: Merlino, Luca Paolo
Steinhardt, Max Friedrich 
Wren-Lewis, Liam
Language: en
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: IZA
Document Type: Working Paper
Journal / Series / Working Paper (HSU): Discussion paper series / IZA / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 
Issue: 10319
Publisher Place: Bonn
This paper investigates the impact of individuals' school peers on their adult romantic relationships. In particular, we consider the effect of quasi-random variation in the share of black students within an individual's cohort on the percentage of adults' cohabiting partners that are black. We find that more black peers leads to more relationships with blacks later in life. The results are similar whether relationships begun near or far from school, suggesting that the racial mix of schools has an important and persistent impact on racial attitudes.
Organization Units (connected with the publication): VWL, insb. Politische ├ľkonomik und empirische Wirtschaftsforschung 
URL: https://ub.hsu-hh.de/DB=1.8/XMLPRS=N/PPN?PPN=87643796X
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