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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Long Run Impacts of Childhood Access to the Safety Net

Hilary W. Hoynes, Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Douglas Almond

NBER Working Paper No. 18535
Issued in November 2012

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We thank Rucker Johnson, Bhash Mazumder, Doug Miller, Caroline Hoxby and seminar participants at Northwestern University, Princeton University, UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, UCSB, UC Berkeley, Stanford, University of Stavanger, the Goldman School, and the University of Michigan for helpful comments. We are grateful to Bob Schoeni and Donna Nordquist for help with the PSID, Martha Bailey and Andrew Goodman-Bacon for sharing data on rollout of Community Health Centers, and Amy Finkelstein and Jean Roth for sharing American Hospital Association (AHA) Annual Survey data. This work was supported by USDA FANRP Project 235, “Impact of Food Stamps and WIC on Health and Long Run Economic Outcomes,” the University of Michigan PSID Small Grant Program, the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, and UC Davis Committee on Research New Research Initiative. We appreciate the excellent research assistance of Charles Stoecker, Ankur Patel, Danielle Sandler, and Andrew Foote. This paper was previously circulated under the title of “Long Run Economic and Health Impacts of Participation in the Food Stamp Program.” 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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