nswdemo data frame contains 722 rows and 10 columns.
These data are pertinent to an investigation of the way that
earnings changed, between 1974-1975 and 1978, for an experimental
treatment who were given job training as compared with a control
group who did not receive such training.
psid1 data set is an alternative non-experimental "control"
psid3 are subsets of
designed to be better matched to the experimental data than
psid1. Note also the
datasets (DAAGxtras) that have been proposed as
This data frame contains the following columns:
a numeric vector identifying the study in which the subjects were enrolled (0 = Control, 1 = treated).
age (in years).
years of education.
(0 = not black, 1 = black).
(0 = not hispanic, 1 = hispanic).
(0 = not married, 1 = married).
(0 = completed high school, 1 = dropout).
real earnings in 1974.
real earnings in 1975.
real earnings in 1978.
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Smith, J. A. and Todd, P.E. 2005,"Does Matching overcome. LaLonde?s critique of nonexperimental estimators", Journal of Econometrics 125: 305-353.
Dehejia, R.H. 2005. Practical propensity score matching: a reply to Smith and Todd. Journal of Econometrics 125: 355-364.