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Peer Effects and Multiple Equilibria in the Risky Behavior of Friends

David Card, Laura Giuliano

NBER Working Paper No. 17088
Issued in May 2011

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful to Ana Rocca for outstanding research assistance and to Peter Arcidiacono, Philip Babcock, Pat Kline, Justin McCrary, and seminar participants at UC Santa Barbara, Duke University, UCLA, and the University of Miami for many helpful suggestions and comments. This research uses data from Add Health, a program project directed by Kathleen Mullan Harris and designed by J. Richard Udry, Peter S. Bearman, and Kathleen Mullan Harris at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and funded by grant P01-HD31921 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, with cooperative funding from 23 other federal agencies and foundations. Special acknowledgment is due Ronald R. Rindfuss and Barbara Entwisle for assistance in the original design. Information on how to obtain the Add Health data files is available on the Add Health website (http://www.cpc.unc.edu/addhealth). No direct support was received from grant P01-HD31921 for this analysis. 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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