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Child-Adoption Matching: Preferences for Gender and Race

Mariagiovanna Baccara, Allan Collard-Wexler, Leonardo Felli, Leeat Yariv

NBER Working Paper No. 16444
Issued in October 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper was previously circulated under the title: "Gender and Racial Biases: Evidence from Child Adoption." We thank Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Luca Anderlini, Oriana Bandiera, Heski Bar-Isaac, Cristian Bartolucci, Tim Besley, Chantal Collard, Federico Echenique, Lena Edlund, Ray Fisman, Carola Frege, Maia Güell, Luigi Guiso, Ali Hortacsu, Soohyung Lee, Alessandro Lizzeri, Nicola Persico, Ronny Razin, Sevi Rodríguez Mora, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, Yona Rubinstein, Bernard Salanié, Gianluca Violante, and Yoram Weiss for helpful conversations and comments. We are especially grateful to AlistairWilson, for outstanding research assistance, and to James Myatt, Hong Luo, and Qingyuan Gao. Finally, we thank the adoption professionals that offered us invaluable insights into the adoption process. Financial support from the National Science Foundation (SES 0963583) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. 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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