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Families as Roommates: Changes in U.S. Household Size from 1850 to 2000

Alejandrina Salcedo, Todd Schoellman, Michèle Tertilt

NBER Working Paper No. 15477
Issued in November 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We owe a large debt of gratitude to Luigi Pistaferri, who participated in the early stages of this project and contributed greatly to our understanding of the data. We would also like to thank Stefania Albanesi, Ran Abramitzky, Alessandra Fogli, Jeremy Greenwood, Bob Hall, Larry E. Jones, Narayana Kocherlakota, Pete Klenow and seminar participants at the Minneapolis Fed, SED 2005, the Macro SITE 2005, the 2008 Midwest Macro Conference, Brown University, Columbia University, and the Hoover Lunch for helpful comments. We are particularly grateful to Tom Mroz for sharing his computational resources at Clemson University. Funds from NSF grant No. 0519324 and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) are gratefully acknowledged. Comments are welcome: asalcedo@banxico.org.mx, tschoel@clemson.edu, tertilt@stanford.edu. 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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