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Human Capital and Fertility in Chinese Clans Before Modern Growth

Carol H. Shiue

NBER Working Paper No. 19661
Issued in November 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

I thank Loren Brandt, Steve Broadberry, Gregory Clark, Matthias Doepke, Raquel Fernandez, Claudia Goldin, Avner Greif, Timothy Guinnane, Murat Iyigun, Wolfgang Keller, Tom Rawski, Ted Telford, Nathan Sussman and seminar audiences at the University of California-Davis, Fudan University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Montreal, McGill, Northwestern, Oxford, Singapore Management University, the Asian Historical Economics Conference, the NBER Development of the American Economy Summer Institute, the NBER Economic Fluctuations and Growth Summer Institute, and the Stanford SITE Conference for comments and discussions. T. Telford kindly provided data used in this paper. Generous support from the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R03 HD042731-01), and the National Science Foundation (SES #0453040) is gratefully acknowledged. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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