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Statistical Matching Using Propensity Scores: Theory and Application to the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Wellbeing

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  • Hyunsub Kum
  • Thomas Masterson

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This paper summarizes the background, type, logic, and working procedure of the statistical matching used in the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Wellbeing (LIMEW) project to combine the various data sets used to produce the synthetic data set with which the LIMEW is constructed. We use the match between the 2001 Survey of Consumer Finances and Annual Demographic Survey of Current Population Survey data sets to demonstrate the procedure and results of the matching. Challenges facing the use of this technique, such as the distribution of weights, are discussed in the conclusion.

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  • Hyunsub Kum & Thomas Masterson, 2008. "Statistical Matching Using Propensity Scores: Theory and Application to the Levy Institute Measure of Economic Wellbeing," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_535, Levy Economics Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:lev:wrkpap:wp_535
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    1. Fernando Rios-Avila, 2015. "Quality of Match for Statistical Matches Using the Consumer Expenditure Survey 2011 and Annual Social Economic Supplement 2011," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_830, Levy Economics Institute.
    2. Selcuk Eren & Thomas Masterson & Edward Wolff & Ajit Zacharias, 2011. "The Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being, Great Britain, 1995 and 2005," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_667, Levy Economics Institute.
    3. Thomas Masterson, 2013. "Quality of Statistical Match and Simulations Used in the Estimation of the Levy Institute Measure of Time and Consumption Poverty (LIMTCP) for Turkey in 2006," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_769, Levy Economics Institute.
    4. Fernando Rios-Avila, 2016. "Quality of Match for Statistical Matches Used in the Development of the Levy Institute Measure of Time and Consumption Poverty (LIMTCP) for Ghana and Tanzania," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_873, Levy Economics Institute.
    5. Andrew Sharpe & Alexander Murray & Benjamin Evans & Elspeth Hazell, 2011. "The Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being: Estimates for Canada, 1999 and 2005," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_680, Levy Economics Institute.
    6. Tamar Khitarishvili & Fernando Rios Avila & Kijong Kim, 2015. "Direct Estimates of Food and Eating Production Function Parameters for 2004–12 Using an ATUS/CE Synthetic Dataset," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_836, Levy Economics Institute.
    7. Cristina Borra & Almudena Sevilla & Jonathan Gershuny, 2013. "Calibrating Time-Use Estimates for the British Household Panel Survey," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 114(3), pages 1211-1224, December.
    8. Elena Dalla Chiara & Martina Menon & Federico Perali, 2015. "An Integrated Data Base to Measure Living Standards," Working Papers 28/2015, University of Verona, Department of Economics.
    9. Andrew Sharpe & Alexander Murray & Benjamin Evans & Elspeth Hazell, 2011. "The Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being: Estimates for Canada, 1999 and 2005," CSLS Research Reports 2011-09, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
    10. Thomas Masterson, 2011. "Quality of Match for Statistical Matches Used in the 1995 and 2005 LIMEW Estimates for Great Britain," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_663, Levy Economics Institute.
    11. Thomas Masterson, 2010. "Quality of Match for Statistical Matches Used in the 1999 and 2005 LIMEW Estimates for Canada," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_615, Levy Economics Institute.
    12. Rania Antonopoulos & Valeria Esquivel & Thomas Masterson & Ajit Zacharias, 2016. "Measuring Poverty in the Case of Buenos Aires: Why Time Deficits Matter," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_865, Levy Economics Institute.
    13. Thomas Masterson, 2010. "Quality of Match for Statistical Matches Used in the 1992 and 2007 LIMEW Estimates for the United States," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_618, Levy Economics Institute.
    14. Masterson, Thomas & Zacharias , Ajit & Antonopoulous, Rania & Memiş, Emel, 2013. "Why Time Deficits Matter: Implications For Understanding And Combating Poverty In Turkey," EY International Congress on Economics I (EYC2013), October 24-25, 2013, Ankara, Turkey 23, Ekonomik Yaklasim Association.
    15. Thomas Masterson, 2014. "Quality of Statistical Match and Employment Simulations Used in the Estimation of the Levy Institute Measure of Time and Income Poverty (LIMTIP) for South Korea, 2009," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_793, Levy Economics Institute.

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