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Conti, G and Galeotti, A and Müller, G and Pudney, S (2013) 'Popularity.' Journal of Human Resources, 48 (4). 1072 - 1094. ISSN 0022-166X

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Abstract

What makes you popular at school? What are the labor market returns to popularity? We investigate these questions using an objective measure of popularity derived from sociometric theory: the number of friendship nominations received from schoolmates, interpreted as a measure of early accumulation of personal social capital. Our econometric model of friendship formation and labor market outcomes allows for partial observation of networks, and provides new evidence on the impact of early family environment on popularity. We estimate that moving from the 20th to 80th percentile of the high school popularity distribution yields a 10 percent wage premium 40 years later. © 2013 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 10:27
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 00:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12221

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