Safety Net Investments in Children
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Paper prepared for March 2018 Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. We thank Janet Currie, Gordon Dahl, Robert Doar, Janice Eberly, Ryan Nunn, Dottie Rosenbaum, Louise Sheiner, Arloc Sherman, Jim Stock, and BPEA participants for helpful comments, and Marianne Bitler, Stacy Dean, Manasi Despande, Julia Isaacs, Melissa Kearney, Douglas Rice, Danielle Sandler, Lara Shore-Sheppard, Lexin Cai, and Matt Broaddus for useful discussions about the scope of the project and the data collection. Krista Ruffini and Abigail Pitts provided excellent 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.