Are Private Schools Better Than Public Schools? Appraisal for Ireland by Methods for Observational Studies.

@article{Pfeffermann2011ArePS,
  title={Are Private Schools Better Than Public Schools? Appraisal for Ireland by Methods for Observational Studies.},
  author={Danny Pfeffermann and Victoria Landsman},
  journal={The annals of applied statistics},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={
          1726-1751
        }
}
In observational studies the assignment of units to treatments is not under control. Consequently, the estimation and comparison of treatment effects based on the empirical distribution of the responses can be biased since the units exposed to the various treatments could differ in important unknown pretreatment characteristics, which are related to the response. An important example studied in this article is the question of whether private schools offer better quality of education than public… 

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