peer effects

Publication date: 8 Dec 2017 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Theme: Education & Labour | Authors: Speckesser, S | External authors: Hedges, S | JEL classification: I2, J24 | NIESR discussion paper number: 483
This paper investigates whether the educational choices that young people make after the completion of their GCSEs (at age 16) are influenced by their peers. More specifically, it takes advantage of the variation in peer groups that arises when students move from primary to secondary school in...
Publication date: 31 Aug 2010 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Authors: Bryson, A | External authors: Freeman, R. | JEL classification: D83; H3; I22; J33; J54 | NIESR discussion paper number: 361
Many firms encourage employees to own company stock through share plans that subsidise the price at favorable rates, but even so many employees do not buy shares. Using a new survey of employees in a multinational with a share ownership plan, we find considerable variation in joining among...