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An Economic History of Fertility in the U.S.: 1826-1960

Larry E. Jones, Michele Tertilt

NBER Working Paper No. 12796
Issued in December 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank Ran Abramitzky, George Alter, Maristella Botticini, Gregory Clark, Lisa Cook, Marianne Hinds, Ellen McGrattan, and Petra Moser for helpful comments. We would also like to thank seminar participants at Stanford University and Northwestern University for their comments. Several research assistants have helped with this project at different stages: Alice Schoonbroodt, Todd Schoellman, Soohyung Lee, Alejandrina Salcedo-Cisneros, and Adrienne Lin. Financial support from NSF grants No. 0519324 and 0452473 is gratefully acknowledged. All remaining errors are ours. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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