headst: Head Start data from Ludwig and Miller (2007)

Description Usage Format Source References

Description

Subset of Ludwig-Miller data. Counties with missing poverty rate, of with both outcomes missing (hs and mortality) were removed. In the original dataset, Yellowstone County, MT (oldcode=27056) was entered twice, here the duplicate is removed. Yellowstone National Park, MT (oldcode=27057) is also removed due to it being an outlier for both outcomes. Counties with oldcode equal to (3014, 32032, 47010, 47040, 47074, 47074, 47078, 47079, 47096) matched more than one FIPS entry, so the county labels may not be correct. Mortality data is missing for Alaska.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 3,127 rows and 9 variables:

statefp

State FIPS code

countyfp

County FIPS code

oldcode

ID in Ludwig-Miller dataset

povrate60

Poverty rate in 1960 relative to 300th poorest county (which had poverty rate 59.1984)

mortHS

Average Mortality rate per 100,000 for children aged 5-9 over 1973–83 due to causes addressed as part of Head Start's health services.

mortInj

Average Mortality rate per 100,000 for children aged 5-9 over 1973–83 due to injury.

highSchool

High school completion rate in 1990 census, ages 18-24

statepc

State postal code

county

County name

Source

Douglas Miller's website

References

Ludwig , J., and D. L. Miller (2007): "Does Head Start improve children's life chances? Evidence from a regression discontinuity design," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 122(1), 159-208.


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