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How robust is the evidence on the e ects of college quality ? Evidence from matching

@inproceedings{Blacka2004HowRI,
  title={How robust is the evidence on the e ects of college quality ? Evidence from matching},
  author={Dan A. Blacka and Anthony M. A. Smithb},
  year={2004}
}
We estimate the e ects of college quality using propensity score matching methods and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 cohort. Matching allows us to relax the linear functional form assumption implicit in regression-based estimates. We also examine the support problem by determining whether there are individuals attending low-quality colleges similar to those attending high-quality colleges, and 4nd that the support condition holds only weakly. Thus, the linear functional form… 

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