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The Effect of Weight on Labor Market Outcomes: an Application of Genetic Instrumental Variables

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The Young Finns Study has been financially supported by the Academy of Finland: grants 134309 (Eye), 126925, 121584, 124282, 129378 (Salve), 117787 (Gendi), and 41071 (Skidi), the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Kuopio, Tampere and Turku University Hospital Medical Funds (grant 9N035 and X51001), Juho Vainio Foundation, Paavo Nurmi Foundation, Finnish Foundation of Cardiovascular Research and Finnish Cultural Foundation, Tampere Tuberculosis Foundation and Emil Aaltonen Foundation. The use of linked data is supported by the Palkansaaja Foundation. Two of the authors acknowledge the financial support from the Yrjö Jahnsson foundation (grants 6646 and 6664). We thank Jani-Petri Laamanen for helpful discussant comments. Cawley thanks the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. We thank Barton Willage for research assistance. 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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