Abstract:In this paper we identify along which lines social ties between high school teenagers are primarily formed. To this end, we introduce interaction weights between pupils in the same school class that are a function of exogenous individual background characteristics, like gender, being Dutch and having older siblings. The resulting model with endogenous interactions is estimated using data from different years of the Dutch National School Youth Survey (NSYS). In this survey in principle all students in a sampled… Show more
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