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How to Account for Alternatives When Comparing Effects: Revisiting 'Bringing Education to Afghan Girls'

@inproceedings{Burde2021HowTA,
  title={How to Account for Alternatives When Comparing Effects: Revisiting 'Bringing Education to Afghan Girls'},
  author={Dana Burde and Joel A. Middleton and Cyrus Samii and Ye Wang},
  year={2021}
}
This paper uses a “principal strata” approach to decompose treatment effects and interpret why a schooling intervention that yielded exceptional initial effects yielded substantially smaller effects in a replication years later. The specific application is a set of 2008 and 2015 replications of an intervention aiming to increase primary education for girls in rural Afghanistan. The intervention offers a new schooling option, and as such, its effects depend on how individuals use alternatives… 

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