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Child Protection and Adult Crime: Using Investigator Assignment to Estimate Causal Effects of Foster Care

Joseph J. Doyle, Jr.

NBER Working Paper No. 13291
Issued in August 2007

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Special thanks to Robert Moffitt, Mark Duggan, Steve Levitt, Michael Greenstone, Jon Gruber, Jim Poterba, Josh Angrist, Phil Oreopolous, Tom Stoker, Roberto Rigobon, Tavneet Suri, Robert Goerge and Lucy Mackey-Bilaver for comments and advice on this research program. I would like to acknowledge the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago for the creation of the Integrated Database on Child and Family Programs in Illinois that was used in this study. All findings, interpretations and conclusions based on the use of the IDB are solely my responsibility and do not necessarily represent the views of the Chapin Hall Center for Children. I would also like to acknowledge the generous support of the National Science Foundation under grant SES-0518757. 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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