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Lalonde's National Supported Work Demonstration data

One of the datasets used by Dehejia and Wahba in their paper "Causal Effects in Non-Experimental Studies: Reevaluating the Evaluation of Training Programs." Also used as an example dataset in the MatchIt package.

Usage
data("lalonde")
Details

This data set has been taken from twang package, with small changes to field descriptions.

Format

A data frame with 614 observations on the following 10 variables.

treat

treatment indicator; 1 if treated in the National Supported Work Demonstration, 0 if from the Current Population Survey

age

age, a numeric vector.

educ

years of education, a numeric vector between 0 and 18.

black

a binary vector, 1 if black, 0 otherwise.

hispan

a binary vector, 1 if hispanic, 0 otherwise.

married

a binary vector, 1 if married, 0 otherwise.

nodegree

a binary vector, 1 if no degree, 0 otherwise.

re74

earnings in 1974, a numeric vector.

re75

earnings in 1975, a numeric vector.

re78

earnings in 1978, a numeric vector (outcome variable).

References

Lalonde, R. (1986). Evaluating the econometric evaluations of training programs with experimental data. American Economic Review 76: 604-620.

Dehejia, R.H. and Wahba, S. (1999). Causal Effects in Nonexperimental Studies: Re-Evaluating the Evaluation of Training Programs. Journal of the American Statistical Association 94: 1053-1062.

Aliases
  • lalonde
Documentation reproduced from package MatchLinReg, version 0.7.0, License: GPL (>= 2)

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