Interracial Friendships in College
AbstractWe use unique longitudinal data to provide direct evidence about interracial friendships at different stages of college and to provide new evidence about some of the reasons for the observed patterns of interaction. We find that, while much sorting exists at all stages of college, black and white students are, in reality, very compatible as friends; randomly assigned roommates of different races are as likely to become friends as randomly assigned roommates of the same race. Further, we find that, in the long run, being (randomly) assigned a black roommate significantly increases the number of other black friends a white student has. (c) 2010 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved..
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- Braz Camargo & Ralph Stinebrickner & Todd R. Stinebrickner, 2010. "Interracial Friendships in College," NBER Working Papers 15970, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Braz Camargo & Ralph Stinebrickner & Todd Stinebrickner, 2010. "Interracial Friendships in College," University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity Working Papers 20106, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity.
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