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Place, Peers, and the Teenage Years: Long-Run Neighborhood Effects in Australia

Deutscher, Nathan


I use variation in the age at which children move to show that where an Australian child grows up has a causal effect on their adult income, education, marriage, and fertility. In doing so, I replicate the findings of Chetty and Hendren (2018a) in a country with less inequality, more social mobility, and different institutions. Across all outcomes, place typically matters most during the teenage years. Finally, I provide suggestive evidence of peer effects using cross-cohort variation in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
DOI: 10.1257/app.20180329
Access Rights: Open Access


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