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Inaccurate age and sex data in the Census PUMS files: Evidence and Implications

J. Trent Alexander, Michael Davern, Betsey Stevenson

NBER Working Paper No. 15703
Issued in January 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors would like to thank seminar participants at Wharton and participants at the 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings, as well as Orley Ashenfelter, Carolyn Liebler, and Justin Wolfers for useful discussions. J. Trent Alexander and Michael Davern would like to thank the National Institutes of Health-National Institute for Child Health and Human Development for funding related to this project (grants R01 HD43392 and R01 HD043392-03S1). Betsey Stevenson would like to thank the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging (grant P30 AG12836), the Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Security at the University of Pennsylvania, and National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Population Research Infrastructure Program (grant R24 HD-044964) at the University of Pennsylvania, for funding. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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