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Is Being in School Better? The Impact of School on Children's BMI When Starting Age is Endogenous

Patricia M. Anderson, Kristin F. Butcher, Elizabeth U. Cascio, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

NBER Working Paper No. 16673
Issued in January 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

Financial support from the USDA through the RIDGE Grant Program and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Healthy Eating Research Program (Award #57922) is gratefully acknowledged. We also thank Kosali Simon, Tom DeLeire and seminar participants at Indiana University for helpful comments. 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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