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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Too Young to Leave the Nest: The Effects of School Starting Age

Sandra E. Black, Paul J. Devereux, Kjell G. Salvanes

NBER Working Paper No. 13969
Issued in April 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

Black and Devereux gratefully acknowledge financial support from the National Science Foundation and the California Center for Population Research. Salvanes thanks the Research Council of Norway for financial support. We would like to thank seminar participants at UCD Geary Institute, the ESRI, the University of Maryland, Irvine, Davis, and the Tinbergen Institute. We are indebted to Stig Jakobsen who was instrumental in obtaining data access to the IQ data from the Norwegian Armed Forces. 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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