Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89689
Authors: 
Iversen, Jon Marius Vaag
Bonesrønning, Hans
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 4565
Abstract: 
While the current empirical literature on peer group effects in schools highlights that credible causal peer effects cannot be estimated unless parental sorting is taken into account, the present paper highlights that causal peer effects might be conditional on the learning environment in which they occur. This approach is motivated by the existing theoretical literature which indicates that peer effects cannot be estimated without taking into account the role of school decision makers. We present indicative empirical evidence that gender peer effects in the Norwegian elementary school are conditional upon the level of special education provided.
Subjects: 
peer effects
conditional causal effects
special education
JEL: 
I20
I28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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