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Does Diversity Matter for Health? Experimental Evidence from Oakland

Marcella Alsan, Owen Garrick, Grant C. Graziani

NBER Working Paper No. 24787
Issued in June 2018

---- Acknowledgements ----

We thank Pascaline Dupas and the J-PAL Board and Reviewers who provided important feedback that improved the design and implementation of the experiment. We thank Jeremy Bulow, Kate Casey, Arun Chandrasekhar, Raj Chetty, Karen Eggleston, Erica Field, Michael Greenstone, Seema Jayachandran, Damon Jones, Melanie Morten, Maria Polyakova, Al Roth, Kosali Simon, Ebonya Washington and Crystal Yang for their helpful comments. Javarcia Ivory, Matin Mirramezani, Edna Idna, Anlu Xing and especially Morgan Foy provided excellent research assistance. We thank the study doctors and field staff team for their participation and dedication. We thank the administration at Stanford and J-PAL particularly Lesley Chang, Rhonda McClinton-Brown, Dr. Mark Cullen, Dr. Douglas K. Owens, Ann Dohn, Ashima Goel, Atty. Ann James, Atty. Tina Dobleman, Nancy Lonhart, Jason Bauman and Sophie Shank. The study was made possible by a grant through the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab - Health Care Delivery Initiative with supplemental support from NBER P30 AG024361. We thank Uber for donating ride-sharing services for the subjects, Alameda County for donating the influenza vaccinations and Dr. Michael Lenior and Denise Lenoir for subletting their clinic. The experiment is registered at clinicaltrials.gov (NCT03481270) and in the AEA RCT Registry (0002497). The authors declare they have no conflicts of interest. 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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