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Is Gaining Access to Selective Elementary Schools Gaining Ground? Evidence From Randomized Lotteries

Julie Berry Cullen, Brian A. Jacob

NBER Working Paper No. 13443
Issued in September 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

Prepared for "An Economics Perspective on the Problems of Disadvantaged Youth". This research was funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. We thank them for their support but acknowledge that the findings and conclusions presented in this report are those of the authors alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Foundation. We are grateful to John Easton, Joseph Hahn, Dan Bugler, Jack Harnedy, Amy Nowell, Andrea Ross, Frank Spoto and John Quane for assistance in collecting the data. We would like to thank Jacob Vigdor and participants in the conference and pre-conference meetings for useful comments and suggestions. Addresses: Julie Cullen, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093-0508, jbcullen@ucsd.edu; Brian Jacob, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, 735 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, bajacob@umich.edu. 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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