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Changes in the Characteristics of American Youth: Implications for Adult Outcomes

Joseph G. Altonji, Prashant Bharadwaj, Fabian Lange

NBER Working Paper No. 13883
Issued in March 2008

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Altonji: Yale University, NBER and IZA; Bharadwaj: Yale University; Lange: Yale University and IZA. We are grateful to the Yale Economic Growth Center for research support. We thank Daniel Black, James Heckman, Patrick Kline, Paul LaFontaine, Costas Meghir, Robert Michael, Derek Neal and seminar participants at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Duke, the Institute for Poverty Research, U. of Aarhus, University College London, U. of Washington, and the European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics (Sept 2007) for valuable comments. Thanks to Steven McClaskie for support with the NLSY data and to Daniel Segall for assistance with the AFQT data. 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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