NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Marital Sorting and Parental Wealth

Kerwin Kofi Charles, Erik Hurst, Alexandra Killewald

NBER Working Paper No. 16748
Issued in January 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank Daron Acemoglu, Mark Aguiar, Steve Levitt, Bruce Meyer, and Emily Oster along with seminar participants at the University of Chicago for helpful comments. We thank Liqian Ren for help with the empirical work on early drafts of the paper. Charles would like to gratefully acknowledge support from the Searle Freedom Trust. Hurst would like to acknowledge financial support from Chicago Booth. Killewald would like to acknowledge financial support from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Rackham Graduate School, and the Quantitative Methodology Program in the Survey Research Center, all at the University of Michigan. 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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