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The persistent effects of short-term peer groups in higher education / Petra Thiemann (Lund University and IZA) ; IZA Institute of Labor Economics
VerfasserThiemann, Petra In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
KörperschaftForschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen
ErschienenBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics, September 2017
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SerieDiscussion paper ; no. 11024
URNurn:nbn:de:hbz:5:2-139582 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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This paper demonstrates that short-term peer exposure can generate achievement effects which persist for several months and years. I study a mandatory freshmen week for firstyear undergraduates and exploit the random assignment of students to freshmen teams. I find that the freshmen week contributes to the formation of persistent social ties. Furthermore, peers observable characteristics impact college achievement for up to three years. Ability peer effects are non-linear, i.e. very high or low levels of average peer ability in a group harm students' grades. These effects are most pronounced for low-ability students.