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Adequate (or Adipose?) Yearly Progress: Assessing the Effect of "No Child Left Behind" on Children's Obesity

Patricia M. Anderson, Kristin F. Butcher, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach

NBER Working Paper No. 16873
Issued in March 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Jannine Riggs, Denise Airola, and Jim Boardman of the Arkansas Department of Education for helpful discussions about the Arkansas education data and accountability rules. We received generous financial support from RWJ grant number #57922, Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College Reiss Family Faculty Research Grant, and a Wellesley College Faculty Award. Brian Dunne, A.J. Felkey, Brenna Jenny and Alan Kwan provided excellent research assistance. We thank Eric Edmonds, Jonathan Guryan, seminar participants at UC-Davis, Boston College, Louisiana State University, the University of Toulouse, and conference participants at the American Economic Association 2010 annual meetings, and the Rockefeller Center Health Policy Workshop 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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