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The Effect of Child Health Insurance Access on Schooling: Evidence from Public Insurance Expansions

Sarah Cohodes, Daniel Grossman, Samuel Kleiner, Michael F. Lovenheim

NBER Working Paper No. 20178
Issued in May 2014

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We are grateful to Tal Gross, Kosali Simon and Diane Schanzenbach for helpful comments and guidance on all simulated eligibility calculations. We also thank seminar participants at Cornell University, Harvard University, the 2014 American Economic Association Annual Meeting as well as David Autor, Amitabh Chandra, Larry Katz and Aaron Yelowitz for helpful feedback on earlier versions of this work. This paper represents a combination of two prior working papers: "The Impact of Medicaid Expansion for Children on their Educational Attainment" by Sarah Cohodes and "The Effect of Health Care Access on Schooling: Evidence from Public Insurance Expansions" by Samuel Kleiner, Michael Lovenheim and Daniel Grossman. Cohodes gratefully acknowledges support from a Harvard University grant from the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy. 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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