NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Are Teacher Absences Worth Worrying About in the U.S.?

Charles T. Clotfelter, Helen F. Ladd, Jacob L. Vigdor

NBER Working Paper No. 13648
Issued in November 2007

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Clotfelter - Corresponding author: Box 90245 Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, charles.clotfelter@duke.edu; phone 919-613-7361. The authors wish to thank Robert Malme, L. Patten Priestley, and Marco Hernandez for research assistance; Ronald Ehrenberg, Dave Marcotte, and Richard Murnane for helpful comments; the North Carolina Education Research Data Center for assistance obtaining and using data for North Carolina public schools; and the Spencer Foundation and the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) for financial support. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of any institution.

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