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Do more diverse environments increase the diversity of subsequent interaction? Evidence from random dorm assignment

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  • Baker, Sara
  • Mayer, Adalbert
  • Puller, Steven L.

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Exposing university students to members of a different race via random dorm assignment increases the number of different race friends in the dorm, but does not increase the diversity of social networks outside that environment, based upon data from Facebook.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 110 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (February)
Pages: 110-112

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:110:y:2011:i:2:p:110-112

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Keywords: Social networks Education policy Facebook Diversity Random assignment;

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  1. Yannis M. Ioannides & Linda Datcher Loury, 2004. "Job Information Networks, Neighborhood Effects, and Inequality," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 42(4), pages 1056-1093, December.
  2. David Marmaros & Bruce Sacerdote, 2006. "How Do Friendships Form?," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 121(1), pages 79-119, 02.
  3. Mayer, Adalbert & Puller, Steven L., 2008. "The old boy (and girl) network: Social network formation on university campuses," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 92(1-2), pages 329-347, February.
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Cited by:
  1. Marina Murat, 2012. "Out of sight, not out of mind. Education networks and international trade," Center for Economic Research (RECent) 087, University of Modena and Reggio E., Dept. of Economics.
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  3. Benjamin Edelman, 2012. "Using Internet Data for Economic Research," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 26(2), pages 189-206, Spring.
  4. Marina Murat, 2013. "Education ties and investments abroad. Empirical evidence from the US and UK," Center for Economic Research (RECent) 091, University of Modena and Reggio E., Dept. of Economics.
  5. Бьянкани С. & Макфарланд Д., 2013. "Значение Социальных Сетей В Высшем Образовании (Пер.С Англ. Н. Микшиной)," Вопросы образования // Educational Studies, НИУ ВШЭ, issue 4, pages 85-126.
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