. 1293-05 A Cautionary Tale : Using Propensity Scores To Estimate the Effect of Food Stamps on Food Insecurity

@inproceedings{GibsonDavis20051A,
  title={. 1293-05 A Cautionary Tale : Using Propensity Scores To Estimate the Effect of Food Stamps on Food Insecurity},
  author={Christina M. Gibson-Davis and Duke},
  year={2005}
}
We use propensity scores to evaluate the effect of Food Stamps on food insecurity, a measure of inadequate food supply. Data come from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study–Kindergarten Cohort. Propensity scores offer an advantage over traditional linear regression methods because they address omitted variable bias associated with Food Stamp use by matching similarly situated treatment and control group members, and estimating mean differences within these matched groups. We find that the… CONTINUE READING

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