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Understanding Heterogeneity in the Effects of Birth Weight on Adult Cognition and Wages

C. Justin Cook, Jason M. Fletcher

NBER Working Paper No. 20895
Issued in January 2015

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The authors acknowledge co-funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) (1R21HD071884). This research uses data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1991, the WLS has been supported principally by the National Institute on Aging (AG-9775 AG-21079 and AG-033285), with additional support from the Vilas Estate Trust, the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the Graduate School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1992, data have been collected by the University of Wisconsin Survey Center. A public use file of data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study is available from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 and at http://www.ssc.wisc.edu/wlsresearch/data/. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors. The authors thank Jason Boardman, Dalton Conley, Costas Meghir, and seminar participants at the Yale Health Economics Workshop, the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, the Department of Health Studies at the University of Chicago, the Neuroscience and Public Policy program at the University of Wisconsin for helpful suggestions. 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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