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Environmental Policy as Social Policy? The Impact of Childhood Lead Exposure on Crime

Jessica Wolpaw Reyes

NBER Working Paper No. 13097
Issued in May 2007

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I would especially like to thank Lawrence Katz for valuable advice, as well as David Cutler, Leemore Dafny, Amy Finkelstein, Claudia Goldin, Nora Gordon, Christopher Jencks, Walter Nicholson, Linda Reyes, René Reyes, Steven Rivkin, Geoffrey Woglom, Justin Wolfers, two anonymous referees, and many seminar participants. Numerous individuals at government agencies and petroleum industry companies generously provided data on lead in gasoline. Brent Mast, Bomy Hong, and John Indellicate II provided excellent research assistance. Any remaining errors are my own. This research was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the National Institute on Aging, and the Harvard Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy. 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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