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Do State Laws Affect the Age of Marriage? A Cautionary Tale About Avoidance Behavior

Rebecca M. Blank, Kerwin Kofi Charles, James M. Sallee

NBER Working Paper No. 13667
Issued in December 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors would like to thank Kristin Essary, Ari Kushner, Emily Beam and David Vorobeychik for excellent assistance in putting together the data used in this paper. We thank seminar participants at the University of Chicago, the University of Toronto, the University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins University for comments. All remaining errors are the responsibility of the authors. 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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