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Estimating Causal Effects of Early Occupational Choice on Later Health: Evidence Using the PSID

Jason M. Fletcher, Jody L. Sindelar

NBER Working Paper No. 15256
Issued in August 2009

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Both authors gratefully acknowledge funding from the National Institute on Aging (R01 AG027045). We received helpful comments from Padmaja Ayyagari, Partha Deb, and Atheendar Venkataramani and participants at the 2009 Population Association of America Meeting. Jeremy Green and Hsun-Mei Teng provided research assistance with the Census data and historical state characteristics data. Bo MacInnis generously provided the historical education data. We thank Adrianna Lleras-Muney for providing a portion of the historical health data on her website. 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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