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Choosing Among Alternative Nonexperimental Methods for Estimating the Impact of Social Programs : The Case of Manpower Training

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  title={Choosing Among Alternative Nonexperimental Methods for Estimating the Impact of Social Programs : The Case of Manpower Training},
  author={Guido Imbens and Joshua David Angrist},
  year={2007}
}

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Choosing Among Alternative Nonexperimental Methods for Estimating the Impact of Social Programs: the Case of Manpower Training

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The value of simple specification tests in selecting an appropriate nonexperimental estimator is explored and a reanalysis of the National Supported Work Demonstration Data reveals that a simple testing procedure eliminates the range of nonexperiment estimators that are at variance with the experimental estimates of program impact.

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