From Ties to Gains? Evidence on Connectedness and Human Capital Acquisition
This paper uses microâ€ level data on social networks in middle and secondary schools to estimate effects of connectedness on education attainment outcomes. The analysis addresses concerns about unobserved neighborhood and schoolâ€ level heterogeneity by using withinâ€ school variation between grade cohorts to identify effects of connectedness. Main findings include that being part of a more connected cohort within a given secondary or middle school is associated with significantly higher years of schooling attained and higher probability of having attended college 7 years later.
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