NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
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The Impact of Youth Service on Future Outcomes: Evidence from Teach For America

Will Dobbie, Roland G. Fryer, Jr

NBER Working Paper No. 17402
Issued in September 2011

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We are grateful to Cynthia Cho, Heather Harding, Brett Hembree, Wendy Kopp, Ted Quinn, Cynthia Skinner, and Andy Sokatch for their assistance in collecting the data necessary for this project. We also thank Lawrence Katz and seminar participants in the Harvard Labor Lunch for helpful comments and suggestions. Brad Allan, Vilsa Curto, Abhirup Das, Sara D’Alessandro, Ben Hur Gomez, Meghan Howard, Daniel Lee, Sue Lin, George Marshall, Rachel Neiger, Brendan Quinn, Wonhee Park, Gavin Samms, Jonathan Scherr, and Allison Sikora provided truly exceptional research assistance and project management support. Financial support from the Education Innovation Lab at Harvard University [Fryer], and the Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy [Dobbie] is gratefully acknowledged. Correspondence can be addressed to the authors by e-mail: dobbie@fas.harvard.edu [Dobbie] or rfryer@fas.harvard.edu [Fryer]. The usual caveat applies. 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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