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The Effect of Work First Job Placements on the Distribution of Earnings: An Instrumental Variable Quantile Regression Approach

David H. Autor, Susan N. Houseman, Sari Pekkala Kerr

NBER Working Paper No. 17972
Issued in April 2012

---- Acknowledgments ----

We are grateful to Chris Hansen for his comments on this paper and guidance with the IVQR method. We also thank Josh Angrist and Brigham Frandsen for their helpful comments, and the participants of the NBER Labor Studies summer institute for excellent discussion. Sari Pekkala Kerr gratefully acknowledges the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation and David Autor and Susan Houseman thank the Russell Sage Foundation for financial support of this research. 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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