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Reducing Inequality Through Dynamic Complementarity: Evidence from Head Start and Public School Spending

Rucker C. Johnson, C. Kirabo Jackson

NBER Working Paper No. 23489
Issued in June 2017

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Jackson and Johnson are equal authors on this paper. We wish to thank the PSID staff for access to the confidential restricted-use PSID geocode data. We are grateful to Edward Zigler and seminar participants at the NBER education/children’s meetings, the University of Michigan, UC-Berkeley, Penn, Brown, Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin/IRP Summer Workshop, and UC-Davis for helpful comments; and thank Martha Bailey & Andrew Goodman-Bacon, and Doug Miller & Jens Ludwig, for sharing data on 1960 county poverty rates and data from the National Archives & Records Administration. This research was supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Russell Sage Foundation (to Johnson), and the National Science Foundation (to Jackson). 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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