NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Under Pressure? The Effect of Peers on Outcomes of Young Adults

Sandra E. Black, Paul J. Devereux, Kjell G. Salvanes

NBER Working Paper No. 16004
Issued in May 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

Devereux thanks the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) for financial support. Black and Devereux gratefully acknowledge financial support from the National Science Foundation. Salvanes thanks the Research Council of Norway for financial support. We would like to thank Eve Caroli, Per-Anders Edin, Kanika Kapur, Eric Maurin, Steve Trejo, and seminar participants at Paris School of Economics, NYU, Carnegie Mellon/University of Pittsburgh, University of Oregon, University of Houston/Rice University, Texas A&M, the University of Texas, Austin, and UCLA Anderson School of Business for helpful comments, We are indebted to Stig Jakobsen who was instrumental in obtaining data access to the IQ data from the Norwegian Armed Forces. This research was completed while Black was on leave at the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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