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If my buddies use drugs, will I? Peer effects on substance consumption among teenagers

Thursday 6 February 2020, 2.00PM to 3.00pm

Speaker(s): Catia Nicodemo, Centre for Health Service Economics and Organisation, University of Oxford

Abstract: Adolescents are a population group especially vulnerable to peer pressure (they want to fit in their social group). During adolescence, friendship intensifies and teens start to increasingly interact with friends, shaping their attitudes and identity. Using the data from a Spanish survey on drug consumption among students aged 14-18 in 2014, this paper extends the previous literature that measures peer effects by adopting a new methodological strategy proposing two novel instrumental variables in the literature. The results show how the consumption of tobacco, marijuana and alcohol increases if peers consume them.

Location: Alcuin A Block, Room A019/020

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Adrian Villasenor
Adrian Villasenor-Lopez
Dacheng Huo
Dacheng Huo

If you are not a member of University of York staff and are interested in attending the seminar, please contact Adrian Villasenor-Lopez or Dacheng Huo so that we can ensure we have sufficient space

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