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Occupational Choice in Early Industrializing Societies: Experimental Evidence on the Income and Health Effects of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Work

Christopher Blattman, Stefan Dercon

NBER Working Paper No. 22683
Issued in September 2016

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We thank the participating firms plus the Ethiopian Development Research Institute and Innovations for Poverty Action for field research. For comments we thank David Atkin, Abhijit Banerjee, Konrad Burchardi, Stefano Caria, Brandon de la Cuesta, Simon Franklin, Tim Harford, Macartan Humphreys, Supreet Kaur, Thomas Leavitt, Jeremy Magruder, Suresh Naidu, Paul Niehaus, Cristian Pop-Eleches, Dani Rodrik, Antoinette Schoar, Georgiy Syunyaev, Eric Verhoogen, Chris Woodruff, and seminar participants at Princeton, Harvard Business School, Stanford, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins SAIS, Oxford, CU Denver, CGD, DFID, and the 2015 NBER Summer Institute, 29th BREAD, 2015 CAPERS, and 2012 IGC Growth Week conferences. For funding we thank the Aspen ANDE group, the International Growth Center, the U.K. Department for International Development, the Templeton Foundation, and a Vanguard Charitable Trust. Natalie Carlson, Felipe Dizon, Courtney Han, Dawit Kebede, Sana Khan, Benjamin Morse, Richard Peck, Patryk Perkowski, Katherine Rodrigues, Joe St. Clair, and Nynne Warring provided 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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