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  • Ostrom, Elinor

    (Indiana University)

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I was born in Los Angeles, California, on August 7, 1933, and grew up during the Great Depression. Fortunately, our house had a large backyard that we filled with a vegetable garden and fruit trees. I learned how to grow vegetables and how to can apricots and peaches during the heat of summer. During World War II, I learned how to knit scarves for the "boys overseas." My childhood was spent learning and doing the traditional activities of a girl during the last century. My major recreational activity was swimming, and I eventually joined a swimming team and swam competitively until I started teaching swimming to earn funds that I could save to help put me through college.

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Paper provided by Nobel Prize Committee in its series Nobel Prize in Economics documents with number 2009-6.

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Length: 1 pages
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ris:nobelp:2009_006

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