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Birth Cohort and the Black-White Achievement Gap: The Roles of Access and Health Soon After Birth

Kenneth Y. Chay, Jonathan Guryan, Bhashkar Mazumder

NBER Working Paper No. 15078
Issued in June 2009

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We thank seminar participants at Baylor, Brown, BU/Harvard/MIT joint Health Economics seminar, Cornell, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, London School of Economics, NBER Summer Institute, New York Health Economics seminar, Princeton, Tinbergen Institute, University of Chicago, University College London, University of Michigan National Poverty Center, and especially Richard Blundell, David Card, Kerwin Charles, Angus Deaton, Michael Grossman, Ted Joyce, Jens Ludwig, Alan Manning and Steve Pischke for helpful comments. We are grateful to Daeho Kim and Kyung Park for outstanding research assistance and to Jens Ludwig, Douglas Miller and Sam Peltzman for providing their data. All errors are our own. 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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