NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Do Schooling Laws Matter? Evidence from the Introduction of Compulsory Attendance Laws in the United States

Karen Clay, Jeff Lingwall, Melvin Stephens, Jr.

NBER Working Paper No. 18477
Issued in October 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Martha Bailey, Claudia Goldin, Larry Katz, Bob Margo, and seminar participants at the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics, the NBER Development of the American Economy Meeting, the World Economic History Conference, the Law and Economics Group at the Yale Law School, and the Carnegie Mellon Applied Microeconomics Lunch for helpful suggestions. Lingwall would like to acknowledge the support of a Kauffman Foundation Summer Fellowship in Law, Economics and Entrepreneurship. 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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