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Identity, Parochial Institutions, and Occupational Choice: Linking the Past to the Present in the American Midwest

Kaivan Munshi, Nicholas Wilson

NBER Working Paper No. 13717
Issued in January 2008

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We are grateful to Daron Acemoglu, Abhijit Banerjee, Roland Benabou, Sandra Black, Leah Platt Boustan, Esther Duflo, Raquel Fernandez, Andrew Foster, Chris Foster, Vernon Henderson, Dennis Hogan, Michael Kremer, Ashley Lester, Glenn Loury, Nancy Luke, David Meyer, David Weil, and Michael White for helpful discussions and suggestions. Seminar participants at Georgia Tech, Harvard-MIT, Indiana University, NBER, and UCLA provided many helpful comments. Ben Feigenberg provided excellent research assistance. Research support from the National Science Foundation through grant SES-0617847 is gratefully acknowledged. 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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