School Lunch Quality and Academic Performance

@article{Anderson2017SchoolLQ,
  title={School Lunch Quality and Academic Performance},
  author={Michael L. Anderson and Justin Gallagher and Elizabeth Ramirez Ritchie},
  journal={Econometrics: Single Equation Models eJournal},
  year={2017}
}
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