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Estimation of average treatment effects based on propensity scores

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  • Sascha O. Becker

    (University of Munich)

  • Andrea Ichino

    (European University Institute)

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In this paper, we give a short overview of some propensity score matching estimators suggested in the evaluation literature, and we provide a set of Stata programs,which we illustrate using the National Supported Work (NSW) demonstration widely known in labor economics. Copyright 2002 by Stata Corporation.

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  • Sascha O. Becker & Andrea Ichino, 2002. "Estimation of average treatment effects based on propensity scores," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 2(4), pages 358-377, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:2:y:2002:i:4:p:358-377
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