Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/234567
Authors: 
Feld, Jan
Zölitz, Ulf
Year of Publication: 
2021
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper No. 388
Abstract: 
This paper investigates how exposure to higher-achieving male and female peers in university affects students' major choices and labor market outcomes. For identification of causal effects, we exploit the random assignment of students to university sections in first-year compulsory courses. We present two main results. First, studying with higher-achieving peers has no statistically significant or economically meaningful effects on educational choices. Second, we find suggestive evidence that women who have been exposed to higher achieving male peers end up in jobs in which they are more satisfied.
Subjects: 
Gender
major choice
peer effects
JEL: 
I21
I24
J24
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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