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Propensity Score-Matching Methods for Nonexperimental Causal Studies
This paper considers causal inference and sample selection bias in nonexperimental settings in which (i) few units in the nonexperimental comparison group are comparable to the treatment units, andExpand
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Child labor and agricultural shocks
This paper examines the relationship between household income shocks and child labor. In particular, we investigate the extent to which transitory income shocks lead to increases in child labor andExpand
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Booms, Busts, and Babies' Health
This paper documents a counter-cyclical pattern in the health of children, and examines whether this pattern is due to selection among women choosing to give birth or to behavioral changes. We studyExpand
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Practical propensity score matching: a reply to Smith and Todd
Abstract This paper discusses propensity score matching in the context of Smith and Todd's (Does matching overcome Lalonde's critique of nonexperimental estimators, J. Econom., in press) reanalysisExpand
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Program Evaluation as a Decision Problem
This paper evaluates the Alameda portion of the Greater Avenues for Independence program with the aims both of understanding the impact of the program and of offering new methodological perspectives on program evaluation. Expand
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The Effect of Automobile Insurance and Accident Liability Laws on Traffic Fatalities*
This paper investigates the incentive effects of automobile insurance, compulsory insurance laws, and no‐fault liability laws on driver behavior and traffic fatalities. Expand
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Financial Incentives and Fertility
Using panel data on over 300,000 Israeli women from 1999 to 2005, we exploit variation in Israel's child subsidy to identify the impact of changes in the price of a marginal child on fertility. WeExpand
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Do Interest Rates Matter? Credit Demand in the Dhaka Slums
If the demand for credit by the poor changes little when interest rates increase, lenders can raise fees to cost-covering levels without losing customers. This claim is at the core of sustainableExpand
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Why Should We Care About Child Labor?
Despite the extensive literature on the determinants of child labor, the evidence on the consequences of child labor on outcomes such as education, labor, and health is limited. We evaluate theExpand
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