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Lead Policy and Academic Performance: Insights from Massachusetts

Jessica Wolpaw Reyes

NBER Working Paper No. 18327
Issued in August 2012

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The author would like to thank many people for valuable advice and comments: Sarah Carleton, Carrie Conaway, Chris Foote, Paul Hunter, Jun Ishii, Robert Knorr, Yolanda Kodrzycki, Alicia Sasser Modestino, Sarah Neslund, René Reyes, Lisa Sanbonmatsu, Jeffrey Zabel, Bo Zhao, and seminar participants at the New England Public Policy Center, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the Bureau of Environmental Health of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Healthy Homes Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch of The Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention. Research staff at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education provided invaluable support with data acquisition and processing. Christopher Morrison provided outstanding research assistance. Any remaining errors are the author’s own. This research was generously supported by the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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