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The Impact of Family Income on Child Achievement: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit

Gordon Dahl, Lance Lochner

NBER Working Paper No. 14599
Issued in December 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Mark Bils, Dan Black, David Blau, Julie Cullen, David Dahl, Greg Duncan, Rick Hanushek, Shakeeb Khan, Robert Moffitt, Krishna Pendakur, Uta Schoenberg, Todd Stinebrickner, Chris Taber, Mo Xiao and three anonymous referees for helpful comments. We also thank seminar participants at Brigham Young University, UC Berkeley, University of Chicago GSB, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, University of Kentucky, LSE, Northwestern University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, and Wilfred Laurier University, and conference participants at the 2005 Institute for Research on Poverty Summer Workshop, 2005 Canadian Econometrics Study Group Meeting, 2005 NBER Summer Institute, 2008 RCEA Labor Workshop. Philippe Belley, Eda Bozkurt, Javier Cano Urbina, Marina Renzo, and Fernando Leiva provided excellent research assistance. Both authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the William T. Grant Foundation. Lochner also acknowledges support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 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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