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This paper assesses whether school lunches contribute to childhood obesity. I employ two methods to isolate the causal impact of school lunches on obesity. First, using panel data, I find that children who consume school lunches are more likely to be obese than those who brown bag their lunches even though they enter kindergarten with the same obesity(More)
the author would like to thank Rebecca Jacobs for superb programming assistance, Christine Clark for extensive library research, Ellen Maloney and Claire Vogelsong for secretarial support, and Peter Cunningham for information regarding the NMES-SAIAN data. Abstract Workers in rural areas earn lower wages than nonrural workers and previous evidence has(More)
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