Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149178
Authors: 
Merlino, Luca Paolo
Steinhardt, Max F.
Wren-Lewis, Liam
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10319
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
assortative matching
romantic relationships
race
JEL: 
J12
J15
J16
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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