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Improving Educational Outcomes for Poor Children

Brian Jacob, Jens Ludwig

NBER Working Paper No. 14550
Issued in December 2008

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A version of this paper was presented at the Institute of Research on Poverty conference "Changing Poverty," which was held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison May 29-30, 2008, with financial support from the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Russell Sage Foundation. This paper is forthcoming in fall 2009 in the Russell Sage volume Changing Poverty coedited by Maria Cancian and Sheldon Danziger. Thanks to Helen Ladd, Betsey Stevenson, the editors, and conference participants at the University of Wisconsin’s Institute for Research on Poverty and the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank and University of Pennsylvania for helpful comments. All opinions and any errors are of course ours alone. 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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