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A optimal 1:1 propensity score matched dataset for the Lalonde (1986) dataset.
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370 units (rows) and 10 variables (columns). The columns are:
treat
: A binary treatment variable. Equal to 1 if treated in the National Supported Work Demonstration; equal to 0 otherwise.
age
: age in years.
educ
: years of education.
black
: an indicator variable, equal to 1 only if the subject is black.
hispan
: an indicator variable, equal to 1 only if the subject is hispanic.
married
: an indicator variable, equal to 1 only if the subject is married.
nodegree
: an indicator variable, equal to 1 only if the subject does not have a degree.
re74
: earnings in 1974.
re75
: earnings in 1975.
subclass
: The subclass denoting the pairs within the matched dataset.
The optimal 1:1 propensity score matched dataset was produced using the MatchIt
R
package. The propensity scores were estimated using logistic regression, where treat
was the outcome and the other variables were the covariates (within no interactions included).
LaLonde, R. J. (1986). Evaluating the econometric evaluations of training programs with experimental data. The American Economic Review, 604-620.
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