NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Rug Rat Race

Garey Ramey, Valerie A. Ramey

NBER Working Paper No. 15284
Issued in August 2009

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Valerie Ramey gratefully acknowledges financial support from National Science Foundation grant SES-0617219 through the NBER. We thank Tarek Harchaoui for helping us gain access to microdata files on Canadian time use and John Robinson for providing his 1995 U.S. time use data. We thank Julie Cullen, Nora Gordon, Daniel Hamermesh, David Schkade, Joel Sobel, Randy Wright, and participants in seminars at UCSD, Washington University, St. Louis, Statistics Canada, the University of Maryland ATUS conference, and the NBER Children’s program for helpful comments. Chris Nekarda and Ben Backes provided excellent research assistance. 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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