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The Importance of Segregation, Discrimination, Peer Dynamics, and Identity in Explaining Trends in the Racial Achievement Gap

Roland G. Fryer, Jr

NBER Working Paper No. 16257
Issued in August 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

I am grateful to all my colleagues and coauthors whose ideas, intuition, and work fill this chapter. Meghan Howard provided truly exceptional research assistance. Financial support through the Education Innovation Laboratory (EdLabs) is gratefully acknowledged. Correspondence can be addressed to the author at: Department of Economics, Harvard University, 1805 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA, 02138. The usual caveat applies. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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