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Health Capital and the Prenatal Environment: The Effect of Maternal Fasting During Pregnancy

Douglas Almond, Bhashkar Mazumder

NBER Working Paper No. 14428
Issued in October 2008

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We gratefully acknowledge comments from seminar participants at the NBER Cohorts meeting Spring 2007, UC Davis, Chicago Harris, the National Poverty Center Life Events Conference, Brown University, Stockholm University (IIES), the NBER Childrens Program, the University of Illinois (Chicago), the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Notre Dame, the Tinbergen Institute, Bristol University, UVA, Cornell, and the University of Chicago (Booth School of Business). We also thank Lena Almond, Hoyt Bleakley, Janet Currie, Carlos Dobkin, Phoebe Ellsworth, Andrew Gelman, Jon Guryan, Jim Heckman, Hilary Hoynes, Darren Lubotsky, Doug Miller, Kevin Milligan, Diane Whitmore-Schanzenbach, and Kosali Simon for helpful comments. We thank Ana Rocca, Kenley Barrett, Sarena Goodman, and Shyue-Ming Loh for excellent research assistance and Christine Pal for careful copy editing. The views expressed here do not reflect the views of the Federal Reserve system, nor those of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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