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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Do Food Stamps Cause Obesity? Evidence from Immigrant Experience

Neeraj Kaushal

NBER Working Paper No. 12849
Issued in January 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

I thank Robert Kaestner, Jane Waldfogel, Robert LaLonde, Darren Lubotsky, Robin Newberger, Inas Rashad, and seminar participants at University of Chicago and Columbia University School of Social Work for their very useful comments. This project was funded by a USDA Food Assistance Research grant from the Joint Center for Poverty Research, Northwestern University/University of Chicago. The Research Data Center of the National Center for Health Statistics allowed me to use their research facilities to conduct part of the analysis, for which I thank them. 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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