gov_transfers data contains data from Manacorda, Miguel, and Vigorito (2011) on government transfer program that was administered based on an income cutoff. Data is pre-limited to households that were just around the income cutoff.
A data frame with 1948 rows and 5 variables
Income measure, centered around program cutoff (negative value = eligible)
Household average years of education among those 16+
Household average age
Participation in transfers
Measure of support for the government
This data is used in the Regression Discontinuity chapter of The Effect.
Manacorda, M., Miguel, E. and Vigorito, A., 2011. Government transfers and political support. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(3), pp.1-28.
Huntington-Klein. 2021. The Effect: An Introduction to Research Design and Causality. https://theeffectbook.net.